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Ferocactus glaucescens

Barrel cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like

Description

Ferocactus glaucescens (Barrel cactus). Globose simple or clustered cactus protected by spines in groups of about 6 each being about 3cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C, and will need full sun and very well drained soil. Ensure plants have good ventilation.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Treat blackened areoles with systemic fungicide.

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