Blue Barrel Cactus (Glaucous Barrel Cactus) | Ferocactus Glaucescens – The Cactus Outlet

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Also known as Ferocactus glaucescens. Featuring blue "skin" with yellow spines and stunning yellow flowers. They typically cluster with age, but are great solitary and even better when planted in groups. 5 gallon plants average 6" wide and 4" 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
Carl Kocher

I probably should not ordered since the Blue Barrel does not do well in North Florida

Jeffrey Johnson
Very nice

Beautiful, healthy plant. Looking forward to growing it and will enjoy having it in my collection.

Red barrel cactus

So pleased and impressed with my new cactus. It was packaged with such care, when following the directions on planting I didn't need gloves and this baby has long spikes. I decided to leave the bow on because it was a birthday present. Who ever took my order when I called was very nice and guaranteed I would get a beautiful cactus and he was right. Thank you for the wonderful addition to my collection and also the surprise that came with it. Will definitely order from you again.

Kareem O'Connor
look but dont touch

This is a plant you admire for its beauty and uniqueness. Watch out for the spikes- ouch!

Atlas Dale
On the smaller side

Compared to other cacti i've had in the past, Blue Barrels are on the smaller side. Nothing to complain about though, because they look fabulous planted in medium sized clusters throughout my gardens.