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Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis 271K

Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis 271K

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Product Description

Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis, commonly referred to as the spineless blue barrel cactus, is a distinctive variety within the Ferocactus genus, known for its remarkable glaucous (blue-green) body and absence of spines, which differentiates it from its more commonly spiky counterparts. This cactus is highly valued by enthusiasts for its unique aesthetic appeal and its relatively easy cultivation, making it a sought-after specimen for both outdoor landscapes in suitable climates and indoor collections.

Description

The Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis typically forms a solitary, globe-shaped to cylindrical stem that can grow up to 18 inches in height and 12 inches in diameter. Its striking blue-green coloration is complemented by the presence of 13 to 21 broad and slightly tuberculate ribs. Unlike other Ferocactus species, this variety lacks spines, which gives it a smooth appearance, making it a safer and more tactile-friendly option for gardens where pets or children may be present.

The plant produces yellow flowers in the summer, which emerge from the top of the cactus, adding a vibrant contrast to its blue-green body. The flowers are followed by yellowish-green fruits that are also quite ornamental.

Cultivation Tips

Growing Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis successfully requires mimicking its native habitat conditions as closely as possible. Here are some expert tips for cultivating this plant:

  • Light: This cactus prefers full sun exposure to maintain its color and compact shape. In indoor settings, a south-facing window is ideal.
  • Soil: A well-draining cactus mix is essential to prevent root rot. You can create a suitable mix by combining coarse sand, perlite, and a bit of compost.
  • Watering: Water moderately during the growing season (spring to fall), allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Reduce watering significantly in winter to prevent rot.
  • Temperature: Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis thrives in warm temperatures but can tolerate cooler conditions during its dormant winter period. Protect it from frost to prevent damage.
  • Fertilization: Apply a low-nitrogen cactus fertilizer sparingly during the growing season to support healthy growth without promoting excessive water retention.
  • Repotting: Repot every few years or when the plant outgrows its container, using fresh cactus mix to encourage healthy root development.

Conclusion

Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis is an exceptional choice for cactus enthusiasts looking to add a unique and relatively easy-to-care-for plant to their collection. By following the cultivation tips outlined above, you can ensure the healthy growth and vibrant appearance of this stunning spineless cactus. Whether displayed as a striking solitary specimen or as part of a diverse succulent garden, Ferocactus glaucescens var. inermis is sure to attract attention and admiration.

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc. You can buy it in our eBay store. 1 single certificate can cover several plants purchase that are sent together in same shipment.

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Pot diameter: 19cm

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