What is the name of this cactus i have?
but its mother plant looks something like this.
Or, one of the "barrels."
if it is a barrel then why its mother doesnt have as much spines as a barrel?
There are more species of "barrel" than one, just as there are more species of pincushion than one.
what is the scientific name of a barrel?
... plus, probably one or two more.
I suppose it belongs to the Echnopsis genera?
Looking at it, I'd call it "ferro." No color to very robust, vicious, sparse, spines on pronounced ribs.
do these round cacti become pillars after many years?
What color are the flower petals? red==very likely genus Ferrocactus. Flowers and fruit pods are the best way to identify cactus.
No flowers till now :(
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