Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus



Its scientific name is Ferocactus Viridescens, also commonly known as Coast Barrel Cactus, San Diego Barrel Cactus, Green-Stem Viznaga, Keg Cactus. Pronounced as fero-cac-tus viri-des-cens.

Know your Plant: This native Mexican cactus is cylindrical with bright green flesh and an array of spines, making it a classic Cactus.

The Cactus blooms in yellow to greenish flowers,

Growing a Barrel Cactus requires very less maintenance and water, a sunny location with well-drained soil.

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Weight 0.082 kg
Dimensions 4.7 × 4.7 × 7.7 cm

Water: As the growth of the Barrel Cactus is more in summer, it requires watering once every month. During other times when its growth is stunted, you can water it after checking that its soil is completely dry. Remember, if in doubt, it is best not to water the plant as it is designed to survive harsh conditions.

Lighting: Since the Barrel Cactus, in their natural outdoor habitat lives in extremely hot conditions, it requires a lot of light indoors. Place it by a well-lit window in your home. However, make sure it does not get direct sunlight during the afternoon as it burns the plant.

Soil: Soil for Barrel Cactus should be sandy and well draining as the plant dies if too much water is present in the soil.

Environment: Although the Barrel Cactus is designed to be grown outdoors, with proper care it will make a nice addition to your interior.

Caution: Make sure you place the Cactus in areas of less traffic and away from children and pets.

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