Plant Care Blue Barrel Cactus

Blue Barrel Cactus

5.0 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Blue Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Blue Barrel Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Taxonomy

Ferocactus glaucescens
Ferocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Blue Barrel Cactus

Water

How often to water your Blue Barrel Cactus

Water needs for Blue Barrel Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue Barrel Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blue Barrel Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Barrel Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Barrel Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Barrel Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Blue Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Barrel Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Barrel Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Barrel Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Barrel Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Blue Barrel Cactus

Blue Barrel Cactus

Blue Barrel Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Blue Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Blue Barrel Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Baileymezinger avatar
@Baileymezinger
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 372 XP
globe Fremont, OH
09/09/2021

Plant lives on my shelf with little sun. Still going strong.

Survivor Survivor
Plant. avatar
@Plant.
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 60 XP
08/28/2021

It is really easy to take care of and my one even bloomed a beautiful flower although it only lasted for a day.

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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