(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of 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).
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
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
|Blooming Season||end of spring to summer|
|Common Name||Giant Barrel Cactus|
|Scientific Name||ECHINOCACTUS PLATYACANTHUS|
|Sun Exposure||full sun to light shade|