Mexican Fire Barrel (Ferocactus pilosus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Mexican Fire Barrel
Give a thumbs up Mexican Lime Cactus
Give a thumbs up Biznaga de Lima
Give a thumbs up Biznaga Colorada
Give a thumbs up Lima Barrel Cactus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Some variation in bristles

Discussion Threads about this plant
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New arrivals from Spain, help with IDs? I spot some Parodias and Gymnocalycium by rice1811 May 28, 2019 8:55 AM 9
Cactus and Succulent chat 2016 by gg5 Apr 11, 2017 11:52 AM 1,827

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