Ferocactus sp. 'The Traveller's Cactus' + Cement Planter 10cm

BOTANICAL NAME_ Ferocactus sp. (native to Mexico)

AKA_ The Traveller’s Friend

FEATURES_ Ferocactus is a genus of large barrel shaped cactus. Ferox meaning fierce and Kaktos is the Greek word for thistle. It has large spines and smallish flowers that are diurnal (open during the day) in summer.

FOLKLORE_ Nicknamed ‘The Traveller’s Friend’ due to the belief that the barrels contain a well of water waiting to be tapped into by a parched traveller passing by. Not recommended to drink the water though!



Cement planters are 10cm w x 10cm h using a quality compost-perlite-sand mix that is top dressed with pebbles or natural gravel. We select from a range of different Ferocactus but size and general appearance will be similar to those shown in product images.

Cacti prefer to completely dry out between waterings. Water the soil deeply so that water runs through the drainage hole and hits the roots for uptake to stem. Cacti are generally winter dormant so keep dry and warm in winter either inside in a bright, warm spot or sheltered outdoors and water sparingly, if at all, outdoors over winter. Lightly fertilizer (1/4 to 1/2 strength of normal plants) during the spring-summer growing season for best results.

We deliver to inner Melbourne and surrounding metro suburbs. It is preferable to deliver plant gifts to a workplace, otherwise, please ensure someone is home to receive their plant gift or nominate a safe place to leave (all care, no responsibility).  If unable to be delivered due to no concierge, no appropriate place to leave, no one home or no way of getting into an apartment building then goods will be returned to base for collection by purchaser or a re delivery fee will be charged.

Plant gifts are wrapped in sustainable hessian which is compostable and biodegradable with gift and care card attached. Please provide personal message to be added to gift card at checkout under ‘notes’ (below shipping address details). You may like to include a ‘to + from’ with your message and nominate the occasion so we can match with an appropriate gift card.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 11 cm

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