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Details about  Ferocactus viridiscens orcuttii - Vibrant thorns!

Ferocactus viridiscens orcuttii - Vibrant thorns! See original listing
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Plant Category:

Cactus & Succulents

Plant Format:

bare root

Plant Name:

ferocactus viridiscens orcuttii



Ferocactus viridiscens orcuttii


This  barrel cactus blooms when still of relatively small size. Flowers are greenish to bronze coloured.  

Ferocactus viridiscesns (Torrey & A. Gray) Britton & Rose var. viridescens

Common Name - San Diego Barrel Cactus.

  • Echinocactus viridiscens
  • Echinocactus orcutti Britton et Rose 1913
  • Ferocactus orcuttii
  • Ferocactus viridescens var. orcuttii

Origin -   USA, (Southern California in the Coastal San Diego County), Mexico (northern Baja California)

It can be found in rocky coastal bluffs, coastal chaparral; shrub hillsides 0-200 m; often at the crest of slopes and growing in cobbles. It occasionally is found on the periphery of vernal pools, sometimes in considerable numbers. This presumably more mesic habitat is unlike the very xeric situations where it is typically found. This barrel cactus utilizes a number of other soil types such as rocky silt loams and Redding gravelly loams.

 Listed in CITES appendix 2.

The 'viridescens' variety has 13-25 tuberculate ribs and 15-25 spines per areole.
The 'littoralis' variety has 21-34 ribs that aren't tuberculate. It has 21-34 spines per areole. It is indigenous only along the west coast of Baja california down to Mission Santo Domingo.

Taxonomic notes: Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens stems are much shorter than those of F. cylindraceus but the taxonomic distinctions between the two species are muddled. In California, Ferocactus viridescens and F. cylindraceus are allopatric. In the absence of geographic data, the largest plants of F. viridescens might not always be distinguishable from straight-spined mature plants of F. cylindraceus. Immature plants of F. cylindraceus have mostly or entirely hooked spines but gradually switch to producing straighter spines in old age.

For more info on this unusual and beautiful specimen, please visit the "Absolutely Cactus" site.

- SHIPPING ON MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS - Payment to be received within 4 days of auction end.  No local deliveries or pickups. Expedited shipping required. Plant to be shipped out bare root unless request in pot with soil. (May add to shipping cost). 

other info:
Seller Information: All plants are organically seed grown in Southern California. We are not a giant discount / volume seller with numbered stock. Each plant is unique and important to us and quality is paramount. Great attention is invested in the careful packaging of your plant and speedy delivery ensures a healthy, robust plant.

We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays every week.
Special inquiries are always welcome if you don't see the plant you are looking for.
We will soon be adding exotic, newly arrived varieties not found anywhere else on E-Bay or any other cactus sites.Thank you for your continued support of this small family business.
We strive to give you excellent service.

Please ask questions before buying. Not responsible for plants damaged in shipment .
Plant Quality: Absolutely Cactus grows cacti and succulent plants organically and pesticide free. Although not all identical, the plants are very similar in size and shape to the ones pictured. Only healthy,  good quality plants are selected for you. Your plant will be shipped bare root (unpotted) unless otherwise specified via e-mail at payment. If you are purchasing several plants, you don't need to pay until your bidding is complete and we can combine shipping. Please notify us when you are ready for your invoice. Care instructions can be included upon request (to save on unnecessary paper / eco-friendly)

The website contains helpful care and soil information for you.

Processing: Upon receipt of your payment, your order will be processed and shipped within 3-7 business days. If you want us to postpone shipping for a future date, please make a notation with your payment.

Shipping: we ship via USPS Priority Mail or Fed Ex Ground, depending upon the nature of the order. We combine shipping based upon the size of the order, approximately $2 additional per plant of the same size. Larger plants cost more depending upon the weight and size of the plant. For combined shipping discounts please request a consolidated shipping invoice before paying if possible.

Satisfaction: We strive to ship only top notch Cacti and Succulents. Careful packaging ensures their safe delivery to you. If you are not pleased with the quality of your plant, please let us know within 24 hrs. A replacement, credit or refund will be issued based on the problem. We want you to be happy with your plants.

Seasonal:  In colder months, if a plant requires additional care, all orders over $20 excluding shipping, will contain a heat pack free of charge. On orders less that $20, excluding shipping, the cost is $2. Shipping is only on Mondays and Tuesdays during cold weather to avoid a weekend layover of your plants. Shipping may be delayed in severe weather, but we will notify you. Plants ship out all year round.

Special Requests: Almost any succulent and cactus plant can be wrapped up as a gift; it will ship it in its pot and gift wrapped, with gift card with your message.

Thank you for your patronage of Absolutely Cactus. We are a family run business in operation for 11 years.



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