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Schwarz's barrel cactus

Ferocactus schwarzii

'Schwarz's barrel cactus' is a plant in the Ferocactus genus with a scientific name of Ferocactus schwarzii. It is a succulent that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Schwarz's barrel cactus normally grows to a max height of 11.7 inches (that's 30.0 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Schwarz's barrel cactus originates from.

Schwarz's barrel cactus is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Schwarz's barrel cactus

  • Very Low

Remember to water Schwarz's barrel cactus very sparingly. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Schwarz's barrel cactus is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Schwarz's barrel cactus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Schwarz's barrel cactus from seed

Transplanting Schwarz's barrel cactus

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 10°C / 50°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Schwarz's barrel cactus is a tender plant.

Common Schwarz's barrel cactus problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Schwarz's barrel cactus plants:

Schwarz's barrel cactus Etymology

The species is named after its initial collector, Friedrich (Fritz) Schwarz.

Other names for Schwarz's barrel cactus


Schwarz's barrel cactus care instructions

How long does Schwarz's barrel cactus take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Schwarz's barrel cactus

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