Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &
Ferocactus glaucescens &

Are you looking for a statement piece to add to your desert landscape? Then, look no further than bare root Ferocactus glaucescens 'inermis', also known as blue barrel cactus, is one of the coolest cacti out there! This stunning cactus hails from Eastern Central Mexico and is a unique variety of the Ferocactus glaucescens.  

Unlike its prickly cousins, this cactus doesn't have sharp spines on its stems - although you might find some small bristles or bumps here and there. But don't be fooled by its lack of spikes because this desert darling still packs a punch with its distinct blue-green stem color caused by a waxy coating that shields it from the sun's cruel rays.  

Speaking of resilience, this cactus can thrive in arid conditions making it the perfect choice for those who want to xeriscape their gardens or just love drought-tolerant landscaping. The blue barrel cactus may take its sweet time growing, but when properly cared for, it can live for decades either outdoors or indoors.  

But what really sets it apart! is just how easy it is to care for – requiring only full sun or partial shade and minimal watering. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, so it's easy to find a cactus potting mix at Planet Desert 

Unfortunately, freezing temperatures are not ideal for these cacti; they can thrive well in USDA zone 9 -11. This Ferocactus inermis are exceptionally easy to propagate by seeds so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

 So, if you're looking for an eye-catching addition to your garden or home collection, then look no further than the Blue Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus glaucescens inermis! 

Bloom Season Late spring summer
Botanical Name Ferocactus glaucescens
Common Name Blue barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Lemon yellow
Genus Ferocactus
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 11 (USDA)
Mature Size 27 in. tall, 23 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Cactus
Propagation By cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistance, pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type cactus potting soil
Special Features Funnelshaped flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Ferocactus glaucescens 'inermis'

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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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Are you looking for a statement piece to add to your desert landscape? Then, look no further than bare root Ferocactus glaucescens 'inermis', also known as blue barrel cactus, is one of the coolest cacti out there! This stunning cactus hails from Eastern Central Mexico and is a unique variety of the Ferocactus glaucescens.  

Unlike its prickly cousins, this cactus doesn't have sharp spines on its stems - although you might find some small bristles or bumps here and there. But don't be fooled by its lack of spikes because this desert darling still packs a punch with its distinct blue-green stem color caused by a waxy coating that shields it from the sun's cruel rays.  

Speaking of resilience, this cactus can thrive in arid conditions making it the perfect choice for those who want to xeriscape their gardens or just love drought-tolerant landscaping. The blue barrel cactus may take its sweet time growing, but when properly cared for, it can live for decades either outdoors or indoors.  

But what really sets it apart! is just how easy it is to care for – requiring only full sun or partial shade and minimal watering. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, so it's easy to find a cactus potting mix at Planet Desert 

Unfortunately, freezing temperatures are not ideal for these cacti; they can thrive well in USDA zone 9 -11. This Ferocactus inermis are exceptionally easy to propagate by seeds so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

 So, if you're looking for an eye-catching addition to your garden or home collection, then look no further than the Blue Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus glaucescens inermis! 

Bloom Season Late spring summer
Botanical Name Ferocactus glaucescens
Common Name Blue barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Lemon yellow
Genus Ferocactus
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 11 (USDA)
Mature Size 27 in. tall, 23 in. wide
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Cactus
Propagation By cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistance, pest resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type cactus potting soil
Special Features Funnelshaped flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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