Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus

This is one of the largest cactus, nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive stems. It could live more than a hundred years and is easily recognized because of its massive size, by far the largest of all barrel cacti. They are day-flowering plants with vivid yellow flowers produced in spring and summer-autumn. Plants that flower in the spring and autumn, produce fruits in summer and winter respectively.

Frost tolerance: frost tender but resistant to 25 F / -4°C for short periods
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Mexico
Growth habits: Stems often very massive 0.5-2.5(-3) metres high, 40-80(-100 or more) cm broad.Radial spines: (3-)4-8(-10), spreading, 1.2-4 cm long often in an upper and lower series

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season end of spring to summer
Botanical Name Echinocactus platyacanthus
Common Name Giant Barrel Cactus
Dormancy winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color yellow
Growth Habit globular
Growth Rate slow
Hardiness Zone 9b
Mature Size 1.5 meters
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 4°C
Sun Exposure full sun to light shade

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Echinocactus platyacanthus

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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This is one of the largest cactus, nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive stems. It could live more than a hundred years and is easily recognized because of its massive size, by far the largest of all barrel cacti. They are day-flowering plants with vivid yellow flowers produced in spring and summer-autumn. Plants that flower in the spring and autumn, produce fruits in summer and winter respectively.

Frost tolerance: frost tender but resistant to 25 F / -4°C for short periods
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Mexico
Growth habits: Stems often very massive 0.5-2.5(-3) metres high, 40-80(-100 or more) cm broad.Radial spines: (3-)4-8(-10), spreading, 1.2-4 cm long often in an upper and lower series

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season end of spring to summer
Botanical Name Echinocactus platyacanthus
Common Name Giant Barrel Cactus
Dormancy winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color yellow
Growth Habit globular
Growth Rate slow
Hardiness Zone 9b
Mature Size 1.5 meters
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 4°C
Sun Exposure full sun to light shade

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