Ferrocactus Stainesii Cacti. Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus.
The Ferrocactus Stainesii Cactus is a simple or clumping variety of cacti where the young specimens are columnar and more mature plants take on a barrel form. Several subsidiary barrels can grow from one main one as the plant ages. Commonly called the Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus the green stems have 13-20 relatively smooth ribs densley covered in sharp bright red-purplish spines with bristle-like white radials.
Burnt orange coloured flowers around the crown 2-5cm long are followed by yellow coloured fruit. This really is a striking cactus and perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
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FERROCACTUS STAINESII var PILOSUS. Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus
Latin Name: Ferrocactus Stainesii var Pilosus.
Common Name: Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus, Mexican Lime Cactus, Ferrocactus Pilosus.
Hardiness: -5 if dry
Growth Characteristics: Very showy column/barrel Cactus. 13-20 smooth ribs. Variable areoles. Sharp, straight or slightly curved central spines bright red-purplish in colour, bristle-like white radials(can be absent) Burnt orange coloured flowers 2-5cm long appear around the crown when mature. Yellow fruit. Slow growing.
Sun: Full sun.
Soil: Fast draining soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water around every 14 days. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter.
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