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Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name: Ferocactus pilosus var. pilosus (Galeotti) Werderm.
Synonym: Echinocactus pilosus var. stainesii, Ferocactus stainesii, Echinocactus stainesii, Ferocactus piliferus, Echinocactus piliferus, Ferocactus stainesii var. pilosus, Ferocactus piliferus var. stainesii, Echinocactus pilosus
Family: Cactaceae
Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus  pilosus var. pilosus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central Mexico (Nuevo Leon)

Growth Habits: Clumping barrel cactus, up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established

Propagation: Seeds

Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus  pilosus var. pilosus)

Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus  pilosus var. pilosus)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to red flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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