Scientific Name: Echinocactus Grusonii
Golden barrel cactus is valued for its striking bold, spherical habit and showy spines. It forms a broad, flattened, round barrel whose 20 or more vertical ribs are densely lined with golden yellow spines. Older plants are more cylindrical and younger more elongated. The barrel has a round, spineless, woolly spot at its top, which in summer gives rise to yellow flowers with numerous narrow, brown-tipped petals. The flowers are often produced in rings. Small, brown, spiny fruit capsules follow the flowers. These are filled with small, black seeds. Golden barrel cactus eventually produces offsets to form clumps.
-Max. Height: 1.2 m
-Max. Width: 0.9 m
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Other Common Names: Golden Barrel Cactus
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate, Low
Soil: A well-drained soil mix, Sand
Flowering Period: Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Country of Origin: Mexico
Gardening Tips: Prune only to remove wayward, dead, diseased, or top-heavy growth. Use pruning saws and loppers for moderate work, and a chainsaw for heavy work (open Tools & Equipments section).
14 cm, 16 cm, 25 cm, 30 cm