Ferocactus cylindraceus | Compass Barrel

(Ferocactus acanthodes)

The spine color of Compass Barrel may be red or yellow. Its name is due to the fact the cactus tends to grow toward the southwest. Long-lived, and can grow tall with time (decades). Canopy coverage: 3 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 2 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: yellow, orange

Flower Season: spring, summer