How to grow Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens grow and care – cactus of the genus Ferocactus also known as Glaucous barrel cactus, Ferocactus glaucescens perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12a.

Stem color green-bluish the shape is round to oval spines cover the angles of the stem.

Ferocactus glaucescens flowers

Flower color can be: yellow, the flower bloom on top of the stem.

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How to grow Ferocactus glaucescens growing and care:

More than -2C, dry soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Doesn’t like too much water

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:

Size of the plant?
20-50cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers, the flower bloom on top of the stem

Scientific name:

Ferocactus glaucescens

How to grow Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12