Ferocactus acanthodes commonly called Red Barrel Cactus, is a barrel cactus endemic to California. This is a cactus that makes a bold statement in any xeric or desert garden, and is very popular in desert landscapes!
!t is protected throughout its native range, and after several years looking more round than tall, it begins to take on its classic barrel appearance, and may reach over 3 feet high. This cactus is desert grown and is accustomed to a 10+ UV index from intense sunlight, and will not burn. Cactus that burns in desert environments is a common problem with many cacti offered in the big box garden centers.
This species requires full sun, soil that drains very well, and after established, occasional watering keeps it happy.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9a through 11
Average shipping weight: 16-20 pounds. Shipped via US Priority Mail only.