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) is known to be endangered in the wild, yet local cultivators growing these plants from seed have made this robust cactus available across Australia. The Golden Barrel grows slowly, a mature plant can cost between $350-$3000 depending on its age and size. These cacti showcase long curved spines that help protect them from birds and predators.
These cacti grow well in small pots for many years, making them perfect for units and great for people who value low maintenance plants. The Golden Barrel blooms stunning 4cm dia yellow flowers and they even tolerate mild frost!
Cactus Vision loves this faithful barrel cactus, they grow independently in well lit indoor areas and rarely cause problems for our customers. Our team highly recommends this species 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 moisture 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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