Australian Desert Blooms


Native to the Hills near Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico.

Barrel cacti, distinct marking on the body as it gets older. Ideal for the garden or feature pot. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Availability: 2 in stock

Echinocactus Platyacanthus is a grey-blue and slow-growing cactus, with heavily ribbed, rigid spines, which are black. Nearly globular, broadly columnar, or barrel-shaped. They grow best in well-drained soil and a position in full sun. Be careful as young plants are prone to mealy bug and red spider mite. Echinocactus Platyacanthus requires filtered sunlight to full light per day. Buy cactus online here.

Also known as Blue barrel cactus


Australian Desert Blooms Nursery is producing many more cacti, cactus, and succulents for you to buy online. If anytime this cactus is out of stock know for sure that it will be back as quickly as possible. As we produce all our own stock here in Ipswich near Brisbane.


Watch your Echinocactus Platyacanthus for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.

Echinocactus Platyacactus requires more light if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.

Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.


All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as the plants you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size of cacti or succulents we have available at the point of sale will be provided. For easy identification, a name tag will be provided.


All Echinocactus are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.

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Weight0.065 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm


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