Ferocactus Pringlei (Mexican Fire Barrel) – The Cactus Outlet

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One of the baja fire barrels native to Mexico. This is a striking deeply red spined barrel cactus that features orange/red flowers and usually clusters over time. The skin can take on a purple striation in cold weather. It's a slow grower and grows to be 2 feet tall. 5 gallon plants average 8" wide and 8" tall.

Barrel design and application suggestions:

Barrel cacti are very low maintenance and offer subtle beauty and interest. Our golden and red barrels offer great low maintenance color options for container gardeners or those looking to spruce up a landscape. A potted arrangement of cacti and succulents can always use a few barrel cacti for interest and contrast. In the landscape in suitable environments, barrel cacti look phenomenal in groupings. Barrel cacti will take relentless all day sun and moderate cold to the low twenties at night.

Why purchase our Barrel Cacti?

Our barrel cacti are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our barrel cacti present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your barrel cacti and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Noah Mitchell

Beautiful cactus!!!

Patti Taylor
Real beaty

Bigger than anticipated

Carl Kocher
Its still alive also finally figured out the names of two barrels. will only order one at a time ...

Overall good

Natasha Piper
By far my FAV little cactus

Very vibrant colors to this Cactus plant! It has prominent pink spikes and orangeish flowers which really brighten up my room. I am wondering if I will have to switch to a bigger pot as it grows.

Ellis Wolf
Truly a show stopper

I love the colors that are happening all throughout this cactus! Makes it hard to take my eyes off of it:) Also a very low maintenance plant.