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Ferocactus Pilosus

It is a rare species of barrel cactus known by several common names, including Ferocactus Stainesii, Mexican Fire Barrel and Viznaga de Lima. It is native to Northern Mexico, where is can grow out of limestone cliffs, thus the name Mexican Lime Cactus or Viznaga de Lima. It has distinctive dense red spines, thus the name Mexican Fire Barrel.

It will grow into a substantial barrel shape several feet tall, with distinctive red appearance due to the spine coloration. They have a wide tolerance for temperatures and are rated down into the 20 degree range. They grow in full sun. They produce a yellow-red fruit.

These are well rooted specimens about 2.5-3 inches in diameter, growing in 4 inch pots (shipped bareroot). Limited supply.


Our cactus and succulent plants are all grown in the same conditions and, although not identical, are similar in size and shape to the one pictured. Plants are generally shown in 4-inch diameter pots. We only ship good quality and healthy plants, personally inspected prior to packing. Your plant will ship bare root (unpotted) unless otherwise requested or specified. We include Plant Care instructions with your shipment and they can also be found on our website.


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