Golden Barrel Cactus

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 38.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Echinocactus grusonii

Common Name: Golden Barrel Cactus, Golden Ball Cactus, Mother-in-Law’s Cushion

Overview: Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus, is a stunning and highly sought-after succulent, renowned for its distinctive, globe-like shape and vibrant, golden-yellow spines. Originating from the arid regions of Mexico, this slow-growing cactus can reach up to 90 cm in height and diameter when mature, making it an impressive centerpiece for any cacti collection.

The Golden Barrel Cactus boasts a ribbed surface, which enhances its spherical appearance. During the summer, it surprises with small, yellow flowers that crown its top, adding a dash of color to its otherwise monochromatic palette. This plant thrives in well-draining soil, requiring minimal watering, making it an ideal choice for beginners or those seeking low-maintenance greenery.

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Description

This Cactus is a Collectors Dream

The Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) is a strikingly beautiful and low-maintenance succulent native to the arid regions of Mexico. Its distinctive golden-yellow spines and spherical shape make it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor gardens. This cactus is characterized by its globe-shaped body, which can reach up to 3 feet in diameter in its natural habitat. Its vibrant golden-yellow spines cover the entire surface of the plant, giving it a striking appearance. As the cactus matures, it may produce small, yellow flowers in the spring and summer months, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

Caring for your Barrel Cactus

Native to the deserts of central Mexico, the Golden Barrel Cactus thrives in hot, arid climates with well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight. It can be found growing in rocky slopes and hillsides, where it has adapted to survive in harsh conditions with minimal water.

Light

Golden Barrel Cacti require plenty of bright, direct sunlight to thrive. Place your cactus in a location where it can receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day, such as a south-facing window or a sunny outdoor spot. If growing indoors, consider using grow lights to supplement natural sunlight during the winter months.

Soil

Well-draining soil is essential for the health of your Golden Barrel Cactus. Use a commercial cactus mix or create your own by combining equal parts potting soil, sand, and perlite or pumice. Avoid using soil mixes that retain too much moisture, as this can lead to root rot.

Watering

Golden Barrel Cacti are drought-tolerant plants and are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, and then water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency to mimic the plant’s natural dormancy period.

Fertilization

Fertilize your Golden Barrel Cactus sparingly during the growing season, typically from spring to early fall. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength, and apply it once a month. Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

Repotting

Golden Barrel Cacti have relatively shallow root systems and do not require frequent repotting. Repot your cactus only when necessary, typically every 2-3 years or when it has outgrown its current container. Use gloves and a towel to carefully handle the cactus during repotting to avoid injury from the sharp spines.

Pest and Disease Control

Golden Barrel Cacti are relatively pest-resistant, but they can occasionally be affected by common cactus pests such as mealybugs and scale insects. Inspect your plant regularly for signs of pests, and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Additionally, ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

Propagation

Golden Barrel Cacti can be propagated from seeds or offsets (also known as pups) that develop at the base of mature plants. To propagate from offsets, carefully remove them from the parent plant using a sharp, sterile knife and allow the cut ends to callus over for a few days. Plant the offsets in a well-draining soil mix and water sparingly until new roots develop.

3 reviews for Golden Barrel Cactus

  1. Alonzo Higgins (verified owner)

  2. MUYIWA (verified owner)

    Healthy Plant but was upside down on delivery. Cactus was head down on the soil. Roots were dried up. I had to transplant immediately.
    Reason for 4 star.

  3. Leigh Chamberlain-Fuller (verified owner)

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