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Ferocactus histrix
Candy barrel cactus
Candy barrel cactus is a large, spiny cactus that is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is named for its barrel-like shape and its formidable spines, which can grow up to several inches long. It has a long lifespan - some individuals have been known to live for over a hundred years! This cactus is adapted to survive in hot, arid environments and is able to store water in its thick stem. This ability to store water makes candy barrel cactus a popular choice for xeriscaping and other water-efficient landscaping projects.
Ferocactus viridescens
San diego barrelcactus
The san diego barrelcactus (Ferocactus viridescens) is a rare species of barrel cactus. This North American plant is almost exclusively found in San Diego County in California, where its natural habitat has been threatened by development. It is not cold hardy, although it can be grown outdoors in the warm summer months.
Ferocactus wislizeni
Fishhook barrel cactus
Fishhook barrel cactus (*Ferocactus wislizeni*) is a succulent that will grow from 91 to 183 cm tall. A very rare cactus, it has spines that resemble fishhooks. It prefers full sun in sandy, well-drained soil and can be grown outdoors, but cannot withstand cold temperatures. It blooms in summer with yellow to red-orange flowers that grow on top of the cactus.
Ferocactus glaucescens
Glaucous barrel cactus
Glaucous barrel cactus is a striking blue-green cactus with a spherical to slightly columnar shape, capable of growing up to 60 cm in height. Its robust body is adorned with prominent ribs lined with areoles, from which emerge clusters of yellow to white spines, providing defense and reducing water loss. This desert dweller blooms with cream-colored flowers, while its thick flesh thrives under the intense sun, storing precious water to endure long periods of drought.
Ferocactus emoryi
Emory's barrel cactus
Emory's barrel cactus lives in a symbiotic relationship with ants; the ants feed on the cactus' nectar and protect the plant from other insects in return. In the past, the Seris Indians used some parts of this cactus as medicine and food. Today, emory's barrel cactus is cultivated for its ornamental purposes; it can be propagated only by seeds.
Ferocactus peninsulae
Townsend barrel cactus
Townsend barrel cactus (Ferocactus peninsulae) is native to the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Townsend barrel cactus grows in sandy or rocky soil and on hillsides in the wild. Due to illegal collection, this species is declining in the wild. Townsend barrel cactus is also eaten by cattle and its natural habitat is sensitive to urbanization.
Ferocactus hamatacanthus
Turk's head
Another name for turk's head (Ferocactus hamatacanthus) is the Mexican fruit cactus. You’ll mostly find this prickly species in the Chihuahuan Desert, next to the Rio Grande, and located in northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S. You can eat the fleshy fruits produced by the plant.
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Ferocactus histrix
Candy barrel cactus
Candy barrel cactus is a large, spiny cactus that is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is named for its barrel-like shape and its formidable spines, which can grow up to several inches long. It has a long lifespan - some individuals have been known to live for over a hundred years! This cactus is adapted to survive in hot, arid environments and is able to store water in its thick stem. This ability to store water makes candy barrel cactus a popular choice for xeriscaping and other water-efficient landscaping projects.
Ferocactus viridescens
San diego barrelcactus
The san diego barrelcactus (Ferocactus viridescens) is a rare species of barrel cactus. This North American plant is almost exclusively found in San Diego County in California, where its natural habitat has been threatened by development. It is not cold hardy, although it can be grown outdoors in the warm summer months.
Ferocactus wislizeni
Fishhook barrel cactus
Fishhook barrel cactus (*Ferocactus wislizeni*) is a succulent that will grow from 91 to 183 cm tall. A very rare cactus, it has spines that resemble fishhooks. It prefers full sun in sandy, well-drained soil and can be grown outdoors, but cannot withstand cold temperatures. It blooms in summer with yellow to red-orange flowers that grow on top of the cactus.
Ferocactus glaucescens
Glaucous barrel cactus
Glaucous barrel cactus is a striking blue-green cactus with a spherical to slightly columnar shape, capable of growing up to 60 cm in height. Its robust body is adorned with prominent ribs lined with areoles, from which emerge clusters of yellow to white spines, providing defense and reducing water loss. This desert dweller blooms with cream-colored flowers, while its thick flesh thrives under the intense sun, storing precious water to endure long periods of drought.
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