E. platyacanthus CZ Dottor Arroyo, NL. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous. Echinocactus platyacanthus (Giant Barrel Cactus) is a slow-growing cactus, up to feet ( m) tall, up to 5 feet ( m) wide and can. Echinocactus platyacanthus. Common Name(s): Giant Barrel Cactus, Large Barrel Cactus Synonym(s): Echinocactus karwinskii, Echinocactus ingens.

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Echinocactus platyacanthus i nitially has a blue gray body when young slowly changing to light or medium green, and then morphing into a giant barrel with green body as an plwtyacanthus. Downloaded on 31 May It is found from 1, to 2, metres above sea level.

Back to Echinocactus index. This Cactaceae article is a stub. In fact like the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus seedlings, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles.

Stigma-lobes 10 open, spreading. Provide the plant with extremely well-drained platyacathus, as the plant are subject to crown and soft rot if it remains too moist. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove eechinocactus pot. Cactaceae Cactus Family Scientific Name: Mature specimens often have a somewhat sway-backed, saddle-shaped apex, densely covered in white wool, where their flowers emerge. Mature specimens often have a somewhat sway-backed, saddle-shaped apex, densely covered in white wool, where their flowers emerge.

Echinocactus platyacanthus (Giant Barrel Cactus)

This is one of the very large species of Echinocactus and is very characteristic of the deserts of Puebla where it is often the conspicuous plant of the landscape. It could live more than a hundred years.

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Juvenile plants are vastly different than adult plants and could be mistaken as two distinct species. It could live more than a hundred years and is easily recognized because of its massive size, by far the largest of all barrel cacti. They are day-flowering plants ecjinocactus vivid yellow flowers produced in spring and summer-autumn.

Echinocactus platyacanthus

It is echiinocactus to central Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert. A pale brown spined specimen. Regardless of the name, this huge plant makes a spectacular specimen when full grown.

Raimondo Paladini This is one of the largest cactus, nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive stems 0. Next Article Adromischus cristatus var. Young plants are prone to mealy bug and red spider mite. A 10 years old seedling this species take at least 20 years to show the adult features.

Echinocactus platyacanthus (Giant Barrel Cactus) | World of Succulents

Echinocactus are vulnerable to pests including aphids, mealy bugs, scale, and white fly. Prime destination for succulent lovers.

Few young individuals are found suggesting future population declines. The juvenile Echinocactuss look very different from the mature specimens. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large.

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Livestock also disturb the fragile soil causing a loss of suitable microhabitat for the establishment of new individuals. They are numerous, diurnal, self-compatible, about 2 cm in height and opening fairly wide, cm long, cm wide, long-woolly, vivid yellow. Many non-cactus succulents have very broad shoots like this, but those are invariably due to a large amount of parenchymatous wood.

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It echinoccatus known from localities. Photographs exist of specimens almost four feet almost 1. In this case the overcollection of wild plant for making cactus candy is the major threat to the survival of this species. In fact, desert travellers can use the plant as a compass.

Young plants are prone to mealy bug and red spider mite. The flowers appear from the end of spring to summer and also in autumn, only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun, but rarely flowering in cultivation. Very widespread range from Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas south into Oaxaca, with slight variation from one region to the next, leading to the different names applied to this species. They will suffer from rot in the presence of humidity.

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