Echinocactus grusonii 'Golden Barrel'

$3.95
 
SKU:
CA4549

Product Details

Highlights

Golden Barrel (Echinocactus grusonii): Round cactus covered with sharp golden spikes. It grows very slowly but has a lifespan of 30 years in optimal conditions and can reach 3' in diameter at maturity. After about 20 years of growth, it can produce small yellow blooms around its crown. Though widely available in nursery cultivation, wild Golden Barrel Cactus is endangered in its native habitat in east-central Mexico.

This cactus variety will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Full Cactus Guide.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

Yellow / Gold

Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

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