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Ferocactus gracilis


Red-Spined Barrel Cactus




Origin:  Baja Peninsula, Mexico.
Family
Cactaceae
Genus
Ferocactus
Species
gracilis
Category
Tropicals
Type
Shrub (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
10b
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H2
Temperature (°C)
2 - 4
Temperature (°F)
35 - 40
Height
150 cm
Spread
30 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJuneJuly
General Description
It s a globular to cylindrical solitary cactus.
Cultivation
Suited for any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year.
Shape
Small and cylindrical cactus.
Growth
Slow
Habitat
Coastal fog desert of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico.
Flower Description
Usually red or golden-yellow.
Notable Specimens
Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America.
Propagation
Can be easily grown from seed.
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