Ferocactus glaucescens

Glaucous Barrel Cactus, Blue Barrel Cactus, Echinocactus glaucescens.
  • Blue
  • Globose
  • Globose
  • 30cm - 50cm
  • Sun or Part Shade
  • Sun or Part Shade
  • Collectable (63mm)
  • High
  • High

$7.95

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Features

Also Known as Glaucous Barrel Cactus, Blue Barrel Cactus, Echinocactus glaucescens.
Habit A solitary, barrel shaped cactus with distinct, large ribs and rigid spines. Slow growing, but will get quite large with age.
Height Can grow up to 50cm in diameter and height.
Colour Younger plants are blue/green in colour and will turn grey/blue with age. Spines are a golden yellow.
Flowers Attractive yellow/cream flowers appear in late spring. Flowers have tattered frilled edges and are satin like in appearance.
Aspect Happy in either a full sun or part shade position.
Ouch Factor High - Spines are needle like and quite sharp. Handle with caution.
Uses A glorious, large ‘pin cushion’ for a cactus garden. Looks fantastic in a large pot or bowl. Perfect for the avid collector.
Product Size Collectables Range - Pot is 63mm in width and 60mm in height (not including plant). Plant comes fully established in pot.
Can be shipped to Due to quarantine restrictions, this item can only be shipped to areas within Western Australia (WA).

Features

Also Known as 
Glaucous Barrel Cactus, Blue Barrel Cactus, Echinocactus glaucescens.
Habit 
A solitary, barrel shaped cactus with distinct, large ribs and rigid spines. Slow growing, but will get quite large with age.
Height 
Can grow up to 50cm in diameter and height.
Colour 
Younger plants are blue/green in colour and will turn grey/blue with age. Spines are a golden yellow.
Flowers 
Attractive yellow/cream flowers appear in late spring. Flowers have tattered frilled edges and are satin like in appearance.
Aspect 
Happy in either a full sun or part shade position.
Ouch Factor 
High - Spines are needle like and quite sharp. Handle with caution.
Uses 
A glorious, large ‘pin cushion’ for a cactus garden. Looks fantastic in a large pot or bowl. Perfect for the avid collector.
Product Size 
Collectables Range - Pot is 63mm in width and 60mm in height (not including plant). Plant comes fully established in pot.
Can be shipped to 
Due to quarantine restrictions, this item can only be shipped to areas within Western Australia (WA).
This description is based on our research and on the observations made as it grows in our nursery, in our gardens and in other gardens. Observations are based around the climate and enviroment of Perth (Western Australia), and different characteristics may be observed if grown in other regions.

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