"The Blue Barrel Cactus — known more formally as the the ferocactus glaucescens — has a neatly arranged, bunched spine, allowing its blue-tinged skin to show. The barrel-shaped #cactus can grow to a height of 25 inches and a width of about 20 inches. It grows slowly at the start, but it's easy to care for as long as its soil is well-drained. Native to Mexico, the Blue Barrel is a landscaping option for Californians who want to replace their water-guzzling lawns with plants that thrive in the state's dry climate. @malmeidapix photographed a selection of plants that won't drain water — or energy — while on #nytassignment. To see more, follow @malmeidapix or visit the link in our profile. #🌵" By nytimes on Instagram.
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