Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen

Ferocactus Glaucescens Blue Barrel Cactus

This plant is shipped Bare root. Our specimen category are plants that are grown in different ways, some of them are grown in pots, some are grown in trays and other are grown directly in our fields, that is why we will ship them bare root.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 common name of Ferocactus glaucescens is ‘Blue barrel cactus.’ Found mostly in deciduous dry forests and shrublands, the Mexico origin plant thrives on limestone-filled hilly slopes. The plant has a globose to cylindrical shape with evenly distributed spines all over. As the plant matures, multiple heads are produced. The winter-dormant succulent has a fast growth rate and demands full sun exposure for healthy growth. It belongs to the Cactaceae family, growing up to about 2 feet in height.

Growth Rate

Ferocactus glaucescens grows fast and multiplies into numerous heads with age.

Flowering

The blooming season is spring, when the plant bears yellow-colored funnel-shaped flowers, later turning into white fruits.

Watering and Feeding

Ferocactus glaucescens is a drought-tolerant plant. When watering, ensure that the soil is meticulously saturated. Between two waterings, ensure that the soil is completely dried out. It is always better to underwater the succulent rather than overwater. During winters, watering should be minimal.

Soil

Ferocactus glaucescens should be potted in sandy, well-drained soil. Using a typical potting mix is ideal.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone of the Blue barrel cactus is between 9b and 11b. The plant is frost tolerant up to a temperature of -4 °C (24.8 °F).

Light

Blue barrel cactus requires full sun exposure even during the afternoon hours. When planted indoors, ensure that the plant is placed towards the western or southern direction.

Propagation

Planting offsets from mature plants is the best way to propagate Ferocactus glaucescens.

Blue barrel cactus is different from other cacti varieties because of the precise spines on its body. Looks fabulous wherever planted! 

Blooming Season Mid summer
Common Name Blue barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance 0 °c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 12-24 in.
Origin Eastern central mexico
Pot Size 8 inch
Scientific Name Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen
Shape Spherical or cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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CS
08/27/2020
carolyn s.
United States United States

where's the blue

received plant. blue barrel is not blue, it is a light green?? plant is not 8 inches in diameter, it is around 6 inches. plants seems to be healthy, but is not as shown. shipped and package well.

PR
06/02/2020
Paul R.
United States United States

Beautiful blue barrell

Nice healthy large plant.

CC
02/02/2020
charles c.
United States United States

Beautiful 8 inch blue barrel

I had placed myself on wait list. When PC sent notification it was here to when I received the plant was about 6 days. Healthy beautiful shape. Thanks PC, keep up the good work.

Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel Large Specimen

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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.