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. 


These are amazing quality Large Cacti. Photos 1-2 show some of the actual cactus in stock now. Limited availability. 

Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our plants and palms.


To PRE-ORDER please contact us: sales@thepalmtreecompany.com with your requirements or alternatively reserve by choosing 'Manual' payments at checkout (where no payment is taken until just before delivery).


  • Latin Name: Ferrocactus Stainesii var Pilosus.

    Common Name: Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus, Mexican Lime Cactus, Ferrocactus Pilosus.

    Origin: Mexico.

    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.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Soil: Fast draining soil. Gritty. 

    Moisture: Water around every 14 days. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter.

  • Pre-Order Size 30cmBowl/£124.94 Now For Delivery From March 2020.


    All palms have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

The Palm Tree Company

  Meadcroft, Clitheroe Rd, Whalley,

             Lancs. BB7 9AD

            Tel: 01254 447964

  E: sales@thepalmtreecompany.com

Affiliated to The British Christmas Tree Company.
VAT no: 195 5833 63


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