Ferocactus cylindraceus

Compass Barrel Cactus

Famous for setting the scene in Westerns, these classic barrel cacti with thick ribs and large spines grow to enormous proportions over time. The southwestern and Mexican natives reach 10 feet tall and weigh up to hundreds of pounds. Colorful summer flowers stand in solitude atop their stems. May suffer root rot without excellent drainage. Water little or not at all in summer.
Ferocactus cylindraceus, Compass Barrel Cactus
This slow grower has the peculiar habit of growing faster on the shady side of the plant, but it eventually forms a tall cylindrical shape.

Attributes - Ferocactus cylindraceus

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Orange, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Ferocactus glaucescens, Ferocactus macrodiscus, Ferocactus robustus, Ferocactus wislizenii
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