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.
Ferocactus glaucescens grows fast and multiplies into numerous heads with age.
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.
Ferocactus glaucescens should be potted in sandy, well-drained soil. Using a typical potting mix is ideal.
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).
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.
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|
|Frost Tolerance||0 °c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|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|