Golden Barrel Cactus

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The Golden Barrel Cactus, scientifically known as Echinocactus grusonii, is a distinctive and popular succulent renowned for its striking spherical shape and vibrant golden-yellow spines. Native to Mexico, this cactus species forms globular structures that can grow to impressive sizes, resembling large, spiny barrels. The tightly packed spines create a radiant and protective exterior, giving the plant its distinct golden hue. Slow-growing and resilient, the Golden Barrel Cactus is well-suited to arid landscapes and xeriscape gardens. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires plenty of sunlight to maintain its characteristic coloration. Due to its ornamental appeal and low-maintenance nature, the Golden Barrel Cactus is a sought-after choice for both indoor and outdoor succulent gardens, adding a touch of desert beauty to various settings.

Botanical Name  

echinocactus grusonii

Also Known As  

golden ball |  mother-in-law's cushion | 金琥 | 象牙球 | 金琥仙人球


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Mexico, Central America
9 - 11
Full Sun
3' Tall and 2' Wide


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