Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus
Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis 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: 8b-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.

Bloom Season Late springlate summer
Bloom Season Late summerautumn
Bloom Season Mid springearly summer
Botanical Name Cereus peruvianus
Botanical Name Ferocactus gracilis
Common Name Fire barel cactus, Mexican fruit cactus
Common Name Fire barrel cactus
Common Name Peruvian apple cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Red
Flower Color Rose/mauve
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Habit Globular to cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Rate Fast growth
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Mature Size 34 feet
Mature Size 48 ft.
Mature Size 815 ft.
Native Area Mexico
Native Area North west mexico
Native Area South america
Resistance 20°f (7°c)
Resistance 2° C
Resistance 5°c
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Fire Barrel Cactus - Ferocactus gracilis coloratus

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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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: 8b-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.

Bloom Season Late springlate summer
Bloom Season Late summerautumn
Bloom Season Mid springearly summer
Botanical Name Cereus peruvianus
Botanical Name Ferocactus gracilis
Common Name Fire barel cactus, Mexican fruit cactus
Common Name Fire barrel cactus
Common Name Peruvian apple cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Red
Flower Color Rose/mauve
Flower Color Yellow
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Habit Globular to cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Rate Fast growth
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Mature Size 34 feet
Mature Size 48 ft.
Mature Size 815 ft.
Native Area Mexico
Native Area North west mexico
Native Area South america
Resistance 20°f (7°c)
Resistance 2° C
Resistance 5°c
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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