Received this cactus and couldn't find it online what cactus this is. Care tips would be nice.

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Location: New Delhi Pot size is 4"

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A known phenomena among ferocactus species - this one possibly f. Herrerae,

Juvenile spines at the tip are pink at the growth tip.

  • The spunyes are straight and not hooked. Only 2-3 spines are hooked.
    – 4-K
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 19:28
  • Can OP describe the growing conditions? Is this an indoor plant? How much direct sun does it get? Has it ever been fertilized? I didn't think Ferocactus because of the columnar habit shown rather than the normal depressed globose form. New spines showing pink, red, white coloration is not an unusual event in cactus. This "sort of "looks like a few different species.
    – Tim Nevins
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 21:11
  • @TimNevins Is it Coville's barrel Cactus?
    – 4-K
    Commented Mar 13, 2020 at 13:15

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