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.
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|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Ferocactus covillei|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|