California Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus Cylindraceus

Also called Desert Barrel Cactus or Miner’s Compass. The most widespread of the giant barrel cacti that, like the Arizona Barrel Cactus, may lean towards the southwest. Spines can range in color from deep red, whitish or yellow.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Upland eastern Mojave and western Sonoran deserts
Family: Cactaceae
Size: 7′ tall
Sun: Full
Watering: None once established
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Tolerant
Disease and Pests: Root rot in poorly drained soils
Uses: Nectar plant


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