How does a barrel cactus survive?

Answer A barrel cactus [Ferocactus spp] survives by absorbing some sunlight and deflecting, dispersing and reflecting the rest into the environment. It survives by adding beauty to the bright, drab, dry, ... Read More »

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When Does a Barrel Cactus Bloom?

Lost in the desert, a man spies a squat, round cactus on the horizon. Like a mirage, it glistens with the hope of moisture. Everyone knows the barrel cactus -- it has saved television, movie and ... Read More »

How to Draw a Barrel Cactus?

Barrel cacti generally grow in the American southwest. They are known to be some of the largest species of cactus. This tutorial will show you in a few easy steps how to draw a cute, flowery barrel... Read More »

How to Fertilize a Barrel Cactus?

The squat, fat shape of the barrel cactus makes it a prized choice as an indoor potted plant. The cactus plant fills a pot well and, as it matures, it produces small offsets that cluster attractive... Read More »

Root System of the Barrel Cactus?

Barrel cacti (Ferocactus cylindraceus, Ferocactus wislizenii) grow 3 to 5 feet tall with long, 2-inch spines that cover them all over. The spines usually have a slight curvature at the tips. The ba... Read More »