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Ferocactus acanthodes

Compass Barrel Cactus.

We currently do not grow this plant.

(Ferocactus cylindraceus) A slow growing mound of thorns to maybe 6 ft. Tall and a foot wide. The 3 inch across yellow- orange flowers appear in May - July. Give sun, very fast draining soil, and little water. Drought tolerant, needs dormant period in winter, let soil dry out, rocky slopes in Mojave Desert. Barrel Cactus likes 12-30 inch rocks near it.



Ferocactus acanthodes's foliage color is white and type is evergreen.
Ferocactus acanthodes's flower color is yellow.

Communities for Ferocactus acanthodes:Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 7.70
usda: 9 to 10
height[m]: 0.50 to 2.00
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.30
rainfall[cm]: 17.00 to 40.00

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