Echinocactus Grusonii, popularly known as the Golden Barrel cactus, Golden Ball or Mother-in-law's Cushion, is a well known and highly sought after species of cactus that is endemic to east-central Mexico.
The Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus Grusonii) rare and endangered in the wild, yet this robust cactus grows well in Australian climates - they even tollerate mild frost!
These cactus feature long spines that help protect the plant from birds and preditors. The Golden Barrel Cactus bloom stunning 4cm dia yellow flowers, once they reach the age of approx 25 years.
These cactus grow well in small pots for many years, making them perfect for small homes and great for people who value low maintenance plants.
Cactus Vision loves this faithful barrel cactus, as they also grow well in well lit indoor areas and rarely cause problems for our customers. Our team highly reccomends this species for those who are after a barrel cactus that is great for entry level cactus collectors - they're hard to kill!
Echinocactus Grusonii 'Golden Barrel'
WATER: Water generously when soil is dry in Autumn/Summer/Spring, seldom in Winter.
OUTDOORS: Absolutely, position your plant in half day sun, a bright shaded area or full day sun. We recommend watering plants in full day sun more frequently in the peak of Summer (biweekly - weekly); this regular watering over summer helps prevent sunburn in extreme weather.
INDOORS: This plant is comfortable in well lit indoor areas - preferably close to a window (preferably 2-3+ hours of direct sun on a sunny day)
NB: The most affordable and efficient way to measure if it is time to water your cacti is by using a water meter. When the meter reads “DRY” its time to water again. Remember, over watering Cacti is the main cause of death.Head to our online store to buy your water meter today!
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