Ferocactus are a genus of 30 species within the Cactus family (cactaceae). They are commonly known as Fishhook Cactus, Barrel Cactus, Candy Barrel Cactus and Compass Barrel Cactus - Mature specimens (50-100 years) are known to lean towards the sun and develop are curved barrel shape. This species is native to Southern North America and Northern Mexico.