Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Ferocactus chrysacanthus

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Ferocactus chrysacanthus

Description: Solitary barrel cactus. The plant is very densely spined (one of the spiniest of the Ferocacti) and because of that, will tolerate full sun.

Flowers: They are typically yellow or brownish yellow, but also orange, 2.5 cm long, 5 cm in diameter. The inside petals are yellow or orange, the outside ones are brownish.

Blooming season: Summer.

Cultivation: Use very draining soil, water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But it's necessary to avoid wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scars or even fungal infections and death. Needs full sun. Keep dry at 10°C in winter, but it can tolerate sporadic light frost.

Propagation: Seeds are the only way of reproducing. The seeds germinate readily.


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

Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Barrel cactus
Dormancy -
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance 10°C
Growth Rate Slow-growing
Hardiness Zone 9a-10b
Height 90cm
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Shape Round
Sun Exposure Full sun.

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Albert O.
United States United States

Awesome Ferocactus!

Very nice seedling. Love those yellow spines. It is bigger than the listed photograph, so I was super happy about that.

Diane L.
United States United States

Awesome cactus!

Great overall experience. The shipping was incredibly fast, the packaging excellent, and the cactus is fantastic. Healthy and beautiful. I will definitely be a repeat customer.

Fusun A.
United States United States

This is a HUGE barrel cactus

My ferocactus arrived early and is in good shape. It is much larger than shown in the picture; the yellow spines are also awesome. I love the convenience and the guarantee that Planet Desert will send me a well-cared-for plant. Here is a class picture of this cohort

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Ferocactus chrysacanthus

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