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Ferocactus Pilosus / Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (15 x seeds)
Ferocactus Pilosus / Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (15 x seeds)

Ferocactus Pilosus / Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (15 x seeds)

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Binomial name: Ferocactus pilosus 

Family: Cactaceae

Characteristics: This succulent is a striking cactus with thick red spines. Initially globe-shaped, plants eventually grow tall. It is best grown in temperate climates as a houseplant.

Seeds per packet: 15

Description: Seed can be sown throughout the year indoors in a mini glasshouse

Planting medium: Seed raising mix (preferably organic).

Optimum germination temperature: 20-25°C

  1. Prepare small pots with a part sand, part soil base or a cactus soil mix. Sow seeds 3mm deep and lightly moisten. Leave pot/s in a warm, sunny location.
  2. Under 15°C, cacti can become dormant. Keep indoors during winter near sunny window. Lightly water when soil is completely dry. Seeds should germinate after 3-5 weeks.
  3. Once sprouted, move tray to sunny position. Transplant seedlings a week after sprouting. A small-medium pot until after first winter.
  4. Transplant to final position after last frost. Once established, will survive severe cold and not require much watering. Additional water advised when fruiting. Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus can take between 3-5 years to fully mature.