Plant Care Ferocactus Pilosus
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Ferocactus Pilosus

Also known as

Fire Barrel Cactus, Fire Barrel Cactus and Mexican Lime Cactus

Taxonomy

Ferocactus pilosus
Ferocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Ferocactus Pilosus

Water

How often to water your Ferocactus Pilosus

Water needs for Ferocactus Pilosus
0.5 cups
every 12

Ferocactus Pilosus 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 Ferocactus Pilosus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Fire Barrel Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ferocactus Pilosus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Ferocactus Pilosus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ferocactus Pilosus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ferocactus Pilosus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ferocactus Pilosus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ferocactus Pilosus: 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 Ferocactus Pilosus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Ferocactus Pilosus

Ferocactus Pilosus

Ferocactus Pilosus


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.

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