Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens

Echinocactus ingens

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

It is a slowly growing massive barrel cactus usually solitary that grows huge in habitat (up to 2.5 m tall, 1.5 m wide). It could live more than a hundred years. This cactus is easily recognized by it's large size, being the largest of all barrel cacti.

Flowers: Diurnal, vivid yellow.

Blooming season: From end of spring to summer only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun.

Cultivation and propagation: Frost tender but resistant to -4°C for short periods. Cold hardiness increases with improved drainage, so keep plants as dry as possible in winter. They grow best in well-drained soil and a position in full sun, which will help to maintain the luster of the spines and longevity of the flowers. Provide the plant with extremely well-drained soils, as the plant are subject to crown and soft rot if it remains too moist.

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Blooming Season End of spring to summer
Common Name Large barrel
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance -4°c For short periods
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 2
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Linda M.
United States United States

Love This Cactus

Little guy arrived safe and healthy-no bugs either.

David C.
United States United States


Small but healthy plant.

Andres C.
United States United States

Planet Desert is my Favorite Cacti Store

Bought this guy as an addition to my growing cacti collection. As with everything I’ve ever ordered from arrived fast & in perfect condition. Thank you PD!!!

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Echinocactus ingens

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.