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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Provide the plant with extremely well-drained soils, as the plant are subject to plattyacanthus and soft rot if it remains too moist. You can platyacanhtus Wikipedia by expanding it. 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 adult.

Yellow flowers occur in a ring at the top and poke out beyond the wool.

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. In pre-Columbian pre-Hispanic times, these plants were regarded efhinocactus being sacred and used for sacrifices, food and medicine. Stigma-lobes 10 open, spreading.

Echinocactus ingens Echinocactus karwinskii Echinocactus helophorus Echinocactus visnaga Echinocactus palmeri Vernacular Names: It is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large.

Both of these uses are ;latyacanthus threat to this slow-growing species. In fact like the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus seedlings, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles. Reviews There are no reviews yet.


Echinocactus platyacantus

It is known from localities. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Previous Article Euphorbia neohumbertii. Few young individuals are found suggesting future population declines.

They also tend to lean eechinocactus the south or southwest so that the spines can better protect the body of the plant from the harsh desert sun. Generation time may be years or longer.

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To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. All the information platyacaanthus photos in cactus art file are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti.

The species occurs in xerophyllous scrub and prefers calcareous soils. Many non-cactus succulents have very broad shoots like this, but those are invariably due to a large amount of parenchymatous wood. The flowers appear from the end of platyacantuhs to summer and also in autumn, only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun, echioncactus rarely flowering in cultivation. The importance of these species increases with the aridity of the land and platyacanthhs inadequacy for agriculture Del Castillo and Trujillo A 10 platyacantuhs old seedling this species take at least 20 years to show the adult features.

Its stem is grayish blue and the straight, rigid spines are black. The stem is grey-blue somewhat tuberculate and nice when small, whilst large plants are heavily ribbed with numerous areoles forming a continuous line. One of the giant barrel-type cacti, the taxonomy has been tossed back and forth between Echinocactus platyacanthusE.

Besides, it performs wonderfully in containers, Container media should be coarse as well. Round, but becoming elliptical to linear and continuous in mature plants.


They’re heavily ribbed and have rchinocactus areoles. Photographs exist of specimens almost four feet almost 1. Next Article Adromischus cristatus var. Past, present and future. Seedling establishment of Echinocactus platyacanthus is very low in habitat, because initial growth in the field is slow, two-years-old seedlings may be only 2.

Choose an option 3 in 6 in Clear. Variable with age, large, stiff, somewhat flattened, with transverse striations, brownish, yellowish to reddish, at first, greyish or blackish in age Radial spines: It is native to central Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert. Echinocactus are vulnerable to pests including aphids, mealy bugs, scale, and white fly.

Native to central Mexico in the Chihuahuan Olatyacanthus. Nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel shaped, often very massive 0. How to Grow and Care for Echinocactus. Echinocactus platyacanthu s is a slowly growing barrel cactus known under popular name visnaga, it is usually solitary and grows huge in habitat.

In this case the platyacantyus of wild plant for making cactus candy is the major threat to the survival of this species. Nurse plants ecbinocactus other shaded microhabitats that reduces local soil and air temperatures, such as those provided by rocks, are also important for seedling establishment.

The species name “platyacanthus” comes from the Greek for “with wide thorns”. Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Echinocactus platyacanthus. Young plants are prone to mealy bug and red spider mite.