Skip to product information
1 of 1

Ferocactus echidne (Pena Blanca, QUERETARO) SEEDS

Ferocactus echidne (Pena Blanca, QUERETARO) SEEDS

Regular price €1,00 EUR
Regular price Sale price €1,00 EUR
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Size

Product Description

Ferocactus echidne, commonly known as the "Hedgehog Barrel Cactus," is a captivating and distinctive species of barrel cactus native to the arid regions of Mexico. This cactus is celebrated for its unique appearance and adaptability to harsh desert environments.

The Hedgehog Barrel Cactus typically grows as a solitary, globular or cylindrical-shaped plant with pronounced ribs. It can reach heights of 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 meters) and has a diameter of about 1 to 2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters). This species is characterized by its dense cover of long, flexible spines, which give it the appearance of a hedgehog or porcupine.

The spines of Ferocactus echidne are typically pale yellow to reddish-brown and serve as protection against herbivores, as well as helping to reduce water loss through transpiration. During the blooming season, this cactus produces beautiful, bright yellow to orange-red flowers that emerge from the top of the plant. These colorful blossoms attract pollinators and add to the cactus's overall charm.

As a resilient and drought-tolerant species, the Hedgehog Barrel Cactus thrives in full sun and well-draining, rocky or sandy soils. It is well-suited for xeriscaping, desert gardens, or as an impressive addition to succulent collections, where its unique appearance and adaptability to arid conditions are highly appreciated. The Ferocactus echidne not only serves as a captivating focal point in arid landscapes but also symbolizes the tenacity and beauty of desert flora.

BE AWARE THAT PICTURE SHOW ADULT PLANT NOT FOR SALE THE OFFER IS FOR SEEDS

Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Ferocactus

Botanical species: Ferocactus echidne

Date of Harvest:

Cultivation

View full details