The Mexican Lime Cactus or Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus.
One of the most spectacular species of this genus. This barrel to columnar cactus has prominent ribs adorned with areoles of bright red spines. In late spring/summer bright orange-red flower are produced on mature stems when they get enough hot sun. These flowers are 2.5cm across and form a ring around the top of the plant. Over time it can form into a group and the deep green barrel contrasts with the bright red spines that are already visible on the young plants we are offering. Like most cactus these perform best in a free draining soil/compost and kept dry especially in winter. Full sun is also key to getting the best from these plants.