Golden Barrel Cactus



Echinocactus grusonii







Form: Succulent
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 4 feet high by 2.5 feet wide (Offsets are produced which can form a clump to 6 feet wide)

Leaves; n/a

Flowers: Yellow; 1.5 to 2 inches at the top of the plant (summer)
Fruit: Seed
Stem/Trunks: Single with showy stiff yellow spines 3 inches long
Range/Origin: Mexico, endangered in the wild

Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 12 - 24; USDA: 9-12 

Comments: Low litter, Long thorns



  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low to moderate
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed; offsets
  • Maintenance: Low


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