Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus covillei

Ferocactus Covillei Barrel Cactus

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Ferocactus covillei, commonly known as ‘Coville's barrel cactus’, belongs to the Cactaceae family. The light green-colored glaucous reaches the diameter of 60-100 cm and height of 2-2.5 m. This winter-dormant plant has 15 to 30 ribs and is the longest spine cactus species. A native of Mexico, Ferocactus covillei’s height reaches up to 8 feet.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of this plant is slow.


Beautiful bright yellow color flowers bloom in the late spring season.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Ferocactus covillei needs water during the aestival growth cycle. During this time, it needs plenty of water.


Coville's barrel cactus needs well-drained and aired soil.


The hardiness of this cactus is 9a to 11b, with a frost tolerance of 10°C (50°F).


This plant needs full sunlight. Avoid sunlight when it is wet otherwise, the fungal infection will destroy your plant.


You can propagate these cacti through seeds.

Ferocactus covillei is an easy-going plant with less maintenance. Any new gardener can start with this cacti species.  

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late spring
Common Name Coville's barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance 10°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 8 ft
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Ferocactus covillei
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun

Ferocactus covillei

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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.

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