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Golden barrel cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echinocactus Grusonii

 

Golden barrel cactus

Echinocactus grusonii can reach a size over 1 metre in diameter after many years. They can live to be 30 years old. The spines are long, straight or slightly curved, very sharp and variously shaded yellow or white. Small yellow flowers appear in summer around the crown of the plant, but only after twenty years or so.

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plant Features
  • Golden barrel cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Golden barrel cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Golden barrel cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Golden barrel cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Golden barrel cactus

Latin name

Echinocactus Grusonii

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Golden barrel cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Golden barrel cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Golden barrel cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Golden barrel cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Golden barrel cactus is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Echinocactus Grusonii

Echinocactus grusonii can reach a size over 1 metre in diameter after many years. They can live to be 30 years old. The spines are long, straight or slightly curved, very sharp and variously shaded yellow or white. Small yellow flowers appear in summer around the crown of the plant, but only after twenty years or so.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

This species is unlikely to flower in cultivation however, it may produce tubular yellow flowers in late spring in a circle on the crown of old and large plants.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

These are most likely to be sourced as young plants and they should be grown in an open compost of 1 part sand to 2 parts of potting compost number 2. Place in full sunlight in the greenhouse

 
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