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Bronze Medal

Ferocactus glaucescens “Blue Barrel Cactus”

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Sku: 0850808

When it comes to cacti, being blue is a wonderful, wonderful thing. Native to Mexico, Ferocactus glaucescens is a beautiful glaucous blue-bodied barrel cactus with golden-yellow recurving spines arranged along the ribs. Profuse funnel-shaped yellow flowers appear near the crown in the spring. A neat, compact and snazzy addition to a light-bathed patio or landscape.


Recommended pairings: Coming soon
Bloom time: Spring
Size: To 15 inches high
Plant in porous soil with excellent drainage
Provide bright light to full sun and ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F)


Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

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