Blue Barrel Cactus
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines Watering only during summer.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate desert

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Names

Other common names Devil’s Head Cactus, Eagle-Claw Cactus, Mancacaballo, Mancamula, Melon Cactus, Turk’s Cap Cactus, Turk’s Head Cactus, Viznaga Meloncillo
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Musa ensete

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    12Dec
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Leaf color
  • green