Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus robustus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
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


Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Nov 24, 2016 10:47 PM

Small-stemmed, clumping Mexican Ferocactus which grows in great mounds to 3 feet high and 15 feet wide with extended age. Yellow/orange flowers. Fat penetrating roots. From Puebla. The only member of the genus with this prolific branching habit.

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