Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel
Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel

Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel

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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Blue barrel cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance -4 °c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 2 feet
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Ferocactus glaucescens
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun

Ferocactus glaucescens blue barrel

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

Ferocactus glaucesens
Ferocactus glaucescens

Origin and Habitat: Eastern central Mexico,

Also known as blue barrel cactus, Ferocactus glaucescens is a medium sized solitary or basally suckering, barrel cactus. Multiple heads are produced as the plant ages and can form a very large mound.
Stems: Glaucous grey, up to 55 cm in height, 50 cm in diameter
Flowers: Lemon yellow,
Blooming season: Late spring and summer. The flowers last a very long time. The plants start flowering when about 13 cm in diameter.

Cultivation and Propagation: Plants are slow growing to start, but are easy to grow and require little care once they have reached a nice flowering size. F. glaucescens is suited for any rich, well drained soil in full sun, through-out the year. Pot culture: It grows best in a fairly roomy, well-drained container filled with a porous cactus soil mixture that doesn't contain too much humus. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scars, or even fungal infections and death. In winter keep completely dry at 10°C. This usually aids in maintaining a healthier plant, but it can tolerate sporadic light frost.


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

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Monique M.
United States United States
just as pictured

very good experience. Highly recommend this company

mike g.
United States United States
Beautiful Products

Very happy with this Blue Barrell!! Can't wait to make it flower here in Michigan!!

Wanda B.
United States United States
My little plant

I have been purchasing many variety of different types of cactus from Homedepot , Lowes, Amazon and Planet desert. When I received my plants from planet desert I expected bigger and was also disappointed with the time of shipping which cost $18 which were to be delivered in two days turn into 5 days. It doesn't give you the option on shipping . $18 and to be delivered in two days which isn't the case. I decided not to purchase online plants because either I receive damage, tiny or shipment is not on time. But overall my cute little plant looks healthy. One day I can laugh about the cost and the lesson learned. The convenience of online might be to push a screen but the over all experiences of purchasing plants are to go to the store and see and select what you want in a plant. Size, Cost and the health of the plant and soil. No better experience. This is only my opinion.

catherine w.
United States United States
So glad I ordered

I couldn't be more happy with the over all experience.Everything was easy from ordering to getting my package.The packaging was excellent,love the way they take care to the details.I will order again as I trust it will be a smooth transaction.Thanks Planet Desert.