Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen

 

  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:
USDA: 9b-11
Frost Tolerance: Hardy
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Southern Baja California, near San Andres
Growth Habits
Watering Needs: Little water
Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits: Yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer followed by yellow fruit.

Blooming Season Mid spring-early summer
Common Name Fire barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red
Frost Tolerance -2° C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 4-8 ft.
Origin North west mexico
Scientific Name Ferocactus gracilis coloratus Specimen
Shape Globular to cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun

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10/05/2021
Calidub B.

healthy and happy. quick send.

healthy and happy. quick send.

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08/28/2021
Dawn
United States United States

Ferocious cactus

Beautiful cactus! I like it so much! The size is amazing and we got it in its pot with no injury. Seems to like the space in our yard .

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05/24/2021
MATT C.
United States United States

Looks like the picture

First time buyer from Planetdesert, i ordered my cactus on May 20th and i received it 4 days later unharmed. Fast &Great experience!

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Ferocactus gracilis coloratus 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, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. 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.