Ferocactus robustus

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 robustus, Barrel Cactus
This Barrel Cactus is noted for forming sizable colonies of medium sized "barrels" 8 inches across with yellowish and reddish brown spines.

Attributes - Ferocactus robustus

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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Ferocactus cylindraceus, Ferocactus glaucescens, Ferocactus macrodiscus, Ferocactus wislizenii
 
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