Echinocactus grusonii

Echinocactus grusonii

Golden barrel cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Echinocactus grusonii
  • Common name: Golden barrel cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

The golden barrel cactus, Echinocactus grusonii, is a globe-shaped cactus that eventually grows tall. Native to Mexico, it bears bright green stems with up to 40 spiked ribs. Contrasting yellow areoles produce golden yellow spines. Bright yellow flowers appear in summer. As a houseplant it works well in a pot as a feature in its own right, or may be grown with other cacti and succulents, particularly those with different leaf colours.

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Grow Echinocactus grusonii in well-drained soil or cactus compost, in a well-lit room at room temperature.

How to grow Echinocactus grusonii

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Echinocactus grusonii and wildlife

Echinocactus grusonii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Echinocactus grusonii poisonous?

Echinocactus grusonii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Echinocactus grusonii