(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.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||End of spring to summer|
|Common Name||Large barrel|
|Frost Tolerance||-4°c For short periods|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|