There are a few different plants that go by the name “barrel cactus,” but Ferocactus cylindraceus, or California barrel cactus, is a particularly beautiful species with long spines. Learn more California barrel cactus information in this article.
The blue barrel cactus is an attractive plant with its perfectly-round shape, bluish color, and pretty spring flowers. If you live in a desert climate, grow this outdoors. If you are in a colder climate, blue barrel cactus care in an indoor container is simple. Lean more here.
Even if you don’t live in the desert, cactus can be grown indoors as well in most any climate. Interested in learning how to grow Ferocactus chrysacanthus? The following article on Ferocactus chrysacanthus info discusses growing and care of this cactus.
Arizona barrel cactus is commonly known as fish hook barrel cactus, an appropriate moniker due to the formidable hook-like spines that cover the cactus. This impressive cactus is suitable for growing in USDA zones 9-12. Learn how to grow an Arizona barrel cactus here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
The golden barrel cactus plant is an attractive and cheerful specimen, rounded and growing to as much as three feet tall and three feet around much like a barrel, hence the name. Be careful, though, as it has long dangerous spines. Learn about growing this cactus here.
Ferocactus emoryi are robust cacti perfect for drought-prone gardens and dry landscapes. Commonly referred to as Emory’s barrel cactus, these cylindrical spiny plants are an interesting choice for containers and addition to desert rock gardens. Learn more here.
A wide range of barrel cactus varieties are found in the gravelly slopes and canyons of the Southwestern United States and much of Mexico. Click this article to learn about a few of the most popular barrel cactus varieties.
Pythium rot commonly affects barrel cactus and can be difficult to detect before it is too late to save the cactus. There are no effective methods of control of pythium rot but some prevention can be undertaken. This article will help with that.