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Other Barrel Cacti

Other Barrel Cacti

We also have additional barrel cacti of a number of species, once again in variable sizes and prices and with differing availabilities. Inquiries are always welcome, and plants range in size from about 4" across and under a pound to as much as 24" tall and 60 lbs. Here are some of the species we carry:

  • Echinocactus grusonii (see Golden Barrel page)
  • Echinocactus platyacanthus var ingens (Mexican biznaga, candy barrel cactus)
  • Echinocactus polycephalus (many-headed barrel cactus - sporadic and by special request or reservation only)
  • Ferocactus acanthodes (red barrel)
  • Ferocactus cylindraceus (red barrel, same as above under different name)
  • Ferocactus chrysacanthus (yellow-spined Baja barrel, also red-spined variants on occasion)
  • Ferocactus emoryi (Sonoran barrel)
  • Ferocactus glaucescens (clustering blue barrel)
  • Ferocactus hamatacanthus (Texas barrel)
  • Ferocactus herrerae (Mexican fishhook barrel)
  • Ferocactus latispinus (wide-spined barrel, eagle-claw barrel)
  • Ferocactus peninsulae (Baja Peninsula barrel)
  • Ferocactus pringlei (truly flaming scarlet spination)
  • Ferocactus rectispinus (hatpin barrel)
  • Ferocactus robustus (clustering barrel)
  • Ferocactus stainesii var pilosus (gorgeous red spines with white hairy-looking radials)
  • Ferocactus wislizenii (Arizona fishhook barrel)
Ferocactus latispinus ssp spiralis

Ferocactus latispinus ssp spiralis
Image courtesy of Angela Stephens.

Barrel Cactus

Barrel cactus are the most popular when they are between the size of a cantaloupe and an average-sized seedless watermelon, and present less of a shipping problem, since they are more compact. Barrel cactus prices run from $10 to $100, and dimensions range from about 4” across and under a pound in weight to as much as 24" tall and 60 pounds in weight. Ask us if you seek one that you are not seeing listed. Shipping a barrel cactus can be anywhere from $12 to $60; of course the wide range is the result of variables in size and distance and we can give a more accurate quote when we know more about your particulars.

Payment: cash, check, money order, Venmo, PayPal or Zelle. There is no order form on this website, since maintaining a current and accurate inventory and automatic ordering list would be prohibitively time-consuming. Email Jan or call him to discuss your needs in person. Once we have determined what you need and that we can help you, we will arrange payment via one of the methods above.

Ferocactus wislizenii

Ferocactus wislizenii
Image courtesy of Peter Bockenthien.