Known as the ‘fishhook cactus’ or ‘little barrels’ for the shape of their spines and trunks, this cactus is native to south-western USA and Mexico.
Trunks of the Glandulicactus can grow up to 10cm thick and around 15cm tall, a grey-green colour, with the trunk itself ribbed. Spines grow in clusters along the ribs, with around 10 spines at each cluster, growing up to 10cm long.
Flowers are a dark pink with a light yellow centre, funnel shaped, around 4cm long. Blooms during spring.
Requires well draining soil and strong, full sunlight.
Half hardy to -5°C in winter if dry.