Ferocactus cylindraceus

Ferocactus > Ferocactus cylindraceus

Fotografía tomada por Avonia

Fotografía tomada por margim02

Fotografía tomada por Avonia

A colourful barrel cactus generally unbranched, forming a single, moderately tall column. The stem is green and spherical, becoming columnar up to 2 m in height and 30 cm in diameter. The ribs are 2.5 cm high and tuberculated. The central spines: a large central column and three auxiliary centrals form a crucifix shape. The primary center is 7 to 15 long, angled downward, and is hooked mild to moderate, sometimes up to 90 degrees. The other plants are 5 to 7.5 cm long. The central ones are remarkably ringed and flattened, with a flat top surface and a rounded bottom surface. The spines can be very light gray to red and yellow, but darken to black with age. The red-tinged yellow flowers appear on the crown of the plant, 4 to 6 cm. The Fruit is fleshy, covered with scales, yellow or yellowish green, 5 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.

Full sun, or half shade in summer if the place is extremely hot or bright. Requires frost protection.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: 3

Regulate during the growth cycle, let your soil dry between waterings. Keep cool and dry in winter.


Mealybugs, scaly insects and mites.

They are suitable for any rich, well-drained soil, such as clay, pumice, lava sand, and just a little bit of peat or mold.


Scientific name:
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Echinocactus acanthodes, Echinocactus acanthodes var. rostii, Echinocactus cylindraceus, Echinocactus johnstonianus, Echinocactus leopoldii, Echinocactus rostii, Echinocactus viridescens var. cylindraceus, Ferocactus acanthodes, Ferocactus acanthodes var. johnstonianus, Ferocactus acanthodes var. rostii, Ferocactus cylindraceus var. greenwoodiae, Ferocactus johnstonianus, Ferocactus rostii.
Southern United States (central and western Arizona, southeastern California, Nevada, and Utah) and south to Mexico (Baja California and Sonora)
Natural Habitat:
It is locally abundant in arid gravels or rocky hills, canyon walls, fans and wash margins, sometimes on plains between creosote thickets, it also uses slopes and igneous rock lands.

There are 7 Ferocactus cylindraceus in the collections:
Collecion de Avonia Collecion de Verito22 Collecion de Duke_28 Collecion de Marimar Collecion de margim02
Collecion de Rosy Collecion de Duke_28