Ferocactus gracilis subsp. gracilis
A moderately sized cactus that form solitary, dark green, deeply ribbed, robust and thick shoots rarely more than 1.5 m tall. It is fiercely armed with small clusters of very showy, broad, red spines that are hooked at the tips. The flowers are red. Ferocactus gracilis subsp. gracilis is native to low elevation deserts in the Mexican State of Baja California. It is a robust and easy to grow cactus for desert regions and also makes a very attractive potted plant.