Golden Barrel Cactus
Echinocactus grusonii
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines Watering only during summer.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.5 - 7.2
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

Photo

Names

Other common names Mother-in-law's Cushion, Golden Ball
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Amomum cardamomum

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • cream
Repotting months
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Repotting frequency every two to three years