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Ferocactus stainesii subspecies. zacatensis (Zacatecas, MEXICO) SEEDS

Ferocactus stainesii subspecies. zacatensis (Zacatecas, MEXICO) SEEDS

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Ferocactus stainesii, commonly known as the "Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus," is a remarkable and visually striking succulent native to the arid regions of Mexico. This variety is a subspecies of Ferocactus stainesii, known for its imposing size, distinctive appearance, and impressive spination.

Mexican Fire Barrel Cacti are renowned for their large, barrel-shaped bodies, which can reach heights of up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) and have a diameter of around 2 feet (0.6 meters). What sets the varietal "pilosus" apart is its dense covering of golden-yellow spines, which form a formidable and protective armor around the cactus.

The spines of Ferocactus stainesii var. pilosus not only serve as a defense against herbivores but also create a captivating visual contrast against the cactus's greenish-gray to bluish-green skin. In addition to its formidable spines, this cactus produces stunning, bright yellow to orange flowers that emerge from the top of the plant during the blooming season, adding a vibrant splash of color to the arid landscape.

As a resilient and drought-tolerant species, Ferocactus stainesii var. pilosus thrives in full sun and well-draining, rocky or sandy soils, making it a suitable choice for xeriscaping and arid garden landscapes. This cactus is not only a magnificent addition to desert gardens but also a symbol of adaptability and survival in harsh environments, making it a captivating and enduring choice for succulent enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

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Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Ferocactus

Botanical species: Ferocactus stainesii subspecies. zacatensi

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