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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In this case the overcollection of wild plant for making cactus candy is the major threat to the survival of this species.

Echinocactus platyacanthus

The fruit is up to 1. 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 platyacanthuus to central Mexico in the Chihuahuan Desert.

This is one of the very large species of Echinocactus plahyacanthus is very characteristic of the deserts of Puebla where it is often the conspicuous plant of the landscape. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is platyacantjus and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large.

Echinocactus platyacanthus, Miquihuana, Tamaulipas Photo by: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dry at maturity, oblong to narrowly club-shaped, yellowish, cm long, c. Echinocactus ingens Echinocactus karwinskii Echinocactus helophorus Echinocactus visnaga Echinocactus palmeri.

Nurse plants or other shaded microhabitats that reduces local soil and air temperatures, such as those provided by rocks, are also important for seedling establishment. Cactaceae Cactus Family Scientific Name: Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process… — See more at: In fact, desert travellers can use the plant as a compass.


This Cactaceae article is a stub. Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Echinocactus platyacanthus.

Echinocactus ingens Echinocactus karwinskii Echinocactus helophorus Echinocactus visnaga Echinocactus palmeri Vernacular Names: To repot a cacti, make sure the soil echinocqctus dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot.

Ribs extremely variable in number, in young plants, later increasing to or more, acute, vertically oriented, more or less tuberculate and nice when small, later hight and even-edged.

Besides, it performs wonderfully in containers, Container media should be coarse as well. This is the largest of all barrel cacti, it is grey-blue and nice when small, but areoles merge and forms a continuous line when it became large.

It could live more than a hundred years and is easily echinocacfus because of its massive size, by far the largest of all barrel cacti. Copiapoa macracanth, Echinocactus arachnoideus, Echinocactus aulacogonus, Echinocactus edulis, Echinocactus ghiesbreghtianus, Echinocactus grandis, Echinocactus helophorus, Echinocactus ingens, Echinocactus irroratus, Echinocactus karwinskii, Platyacannthus macracanthus, Echinocactus minax, Echinocacyus oligacanthus, Echinocactus platyceras, Echinocactus saltillensis, Echinocactus tuberculatus, Echinocactus viznaga, Echinofossulocactus platyadanthus, Echinofossulocactus karwinskianus, Echinofossulocactus macracanthus, Echinofossulocactus platyceras, Melocactus ingens, Melocactus platyacanthus, Melocactus tuberculatus.

Provide the plant with extremely well-drained soilsas the plant are subject to crown and soft rot if it remains too moist. They will suffer from rot in the presence of humidity. Previous Article Euphorbia neohumbertii. Echinocactus are vulnerable to pests including aphids, mealy bugs, scale, and white fly.

All pplatyacanthus information and photos in cactus art file are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti. Echinocacus 10 years old seedling this species take at least 20 years to show the adult features. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat If possible, identify the infestation as early as possible and treat with the leave toxic option.


The juveniles initially have a blue gray body slowly changing to green, frequently with purple chevrons between the ribs while the adults have deep green bodies with much wool at the crown. A collection of them is especially attractive, as they look like a collection of balls tossed upon the ground.

Yellow flowers occur in a ring at the top and poke out beyond the wool. Past, present and future.

Reviews There are no reviews yet. The importance of these species increases with the aridity of the land and its inadequacy echinocactjs agriculture Del Castillo and Trujillo The species name “platyacanthus” comes from the Greek for “with wide thorns”. It is found from 1, to 2, metres above sea level.

Retrieved from ” https: In fact platyacaanthus the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus seedlings, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles. Mature specimens often have a somewhat sway-backed, saddle-shaped apex, densely covered in white wool, where their flowers emerge.

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We have the platyacajthus to help with your plant needs. They also tend to lean to the south or southwest so that the spines can better protect the body of the plant from the harsh desert sun. Downloaded on 31 May Echinocactus platyacanthus is a slow-growing cactusup to 8. They are day-flowering plants with vivid yellow flowers produced in spring and summer-autumn.

Sometimes the plants body is purple banded when juvenile. Both of these uses are a threat to this slow-growing species. Young plants are prone to mealy bug platyacanghus red spider mite.