Golden Barrel Cactus

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Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Ball, Mother-in-Law’s-Cushion
1

2 feet
1

2 feet
East-central Mexico. Critically endangered in the wild.
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or very partial shade. Evergreen. A spherical ribbed cactus that may eventually grow up to 3 feet in diameter. The spines are typically yellow and give it the appearance of a golden aura. Often seen paired with other architectural succulents like artichoke agave for an evergreen blue-and-yellow effect. It tends to produce clusters of offsets. Golden barrels work well in the rock garden, as long as there is sufficient drainage and temperatures don’t drop below 15 degrees; in sustained wet conditions they may begin to rot.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Cactus and Succulent
Size:
1-2' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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