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Barrel cactus

Ferocactus spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Barrel cactus Overview

    Ferocactus is a genus containing around 30 columnar cacti in the Cactaceae family. they are native to Mexico and the Southern US where they inhabit desert regions. These plants may be distinguished by their barrel-shape and spiny ribs and the funnel-shaped flowers which appear in summer. In cultivation they are usually grown under glass in full sun on well-drained soil.

    How to propagate Barrel cactus

    Seed

    You can propagate by seed in the spring or summer.

    Other uses of Barrel cactus

    Excellent container plants.