Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

General Information
Common Name Blue Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name Ferocactus glaucescens
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 30–45 cm (1–1.5 ft)
Spread upto 60 cm (upto 2 ft)
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Summer
Color Green
Flower Color Yellow
Type Cactus & Succulents
Native Mexico
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Genus Ferocactus
Species F. glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus
Ferocactus glaucescens commonly known as Blue Barrel Cactus. This is native to the limestone hills of Hidalgo, Mexico. It is a spherical or cylindrical cactus. It is growing to 60 cm in diameter, and height up to 45 cm. It has long yellow spines. Its blooms yellow flowers in summer and the flowers last a very long time. The plants start blooming flowers when they are about 13 cm in diameter. Its fruits color is white with dry flowers. In cultivation in temperate regions it must be grown under glass. People like this cactus and plant in pot to decorate their house. 
Cultivate: Blue Barrel Cactus is easily grown from seeds and some from cuttings. Seeds can be sown in the spring or summer in well-drained pots of soil for plant.  After showing the seeds thinly on top, cover them with a bit of fine quartz grit. Moisten and lay a piece of glass across the top. The glass will warm the pot like a greenhouse. When seeds are growing plants remove the glass to receive full light and air for the young plants.



Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus: Flowers

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus : Fruits

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens - Blue Barrel Cactus

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why are you stilling photos? One of them is my plant and you didn't asked for my permission!

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