This plant is about 8 inches in diameter
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 .
FEROCACTUS GRACILIS SSP. COLORATUS
Also known as fire barrel, this Beautiful columnar plant has fire red spines and flowers. Solitary columnar cactus, will grow up to 8 feet (2.4 m), generally below 4 feet (1.2 m), 12 inches in diameter (30 cm); from 13 to 20 ribs, the number increasing with the maturity of the plant; The areoles are oval, 0.7 to 0.8 inch long (17-20 mm), 0.7 to 0.8 inch apart (17-20 mm); about 9 central spines, up to 2 inches long (5 cm), the lower one flattened, up to 0.4 inch wide; 10 to 14 radials.
There are about 30 species of barrel cactus included in the genus Ferocactus. They are found in southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico. The young specimen are columnar, as they grow older, the ribs get formed and they start taking the typical barrel shape. Most of the species are solitary.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
Frost Tolerance: Hardy
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Southern Baja California, near San Andres
Watering Needs: Little water
Blooming Habits: Yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer followed by yellow fruit.
|Blooming Season||Mid spring-early summer|
|Common Name||Fire barrel cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||-2° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Origin||North west mexico|
|Scientific Name||Ferocactus gracilis coloratus specimen|
|Shape||Globular to cylindrical|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|