Cedros Island Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus chrysacanthus)

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Biznaga Barril de Isla de Cedros
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Yellow
Flower Color: Orange
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 8, 2018 10:53 PM

Extra-spiny barrel cactus from Baja California (Cedros and San Benito Islands; western Baja California Sur). Green stems; ~10 flattened, ridged, curled central spines; 4-12+ radial spines. Spines may be yellow, red, gray, or white (first two are seen in cultivation and grow side by side in habitat). Flowers may be yellow, orange, or red. Subspecies chrysacanthus (yellow/orange flowers) comes from the islands, subspecies grandiflorus (orange/red flowers) comes from the peninsula. Solitary, slow growing, and uncommon in cultivation.

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Is this even a ferocactus by skopjecollection Oct 29, 2018 4:05 PM 14
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