Echinocactus grusonii, or golden barrel cactus is a well-known species of cactus that grows in volcanic rock on slopes. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant as it is easy and relatively fast growing in warmer climates. Excess watering in cool periods may lead to rot.
Sunlight: Partial sunlight to direct sunlight.
Water: Water them sparingly, only when the soil is dry. Water the media thoroughly and then let it drain. Do not water daily, and do not wet the plant (do not spray).
Fertiliser: Keep the plant in good health by applying slow release fertilizer or diluted liquid fertilizer about once a month.
Plant size: (available in two sizes)
- Diameter of the cactus: Ø 15cm ; Rootball Size: 18cmØ x 12cmH
- Diameter of the cactus: Ø 20cm ; Rootball Size: 31cmØ x 13cmH
Pot type: Plant comes in brown landscape pot (with drainage hole)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Cacti
Cacti should be grown in cactus & succulent soil mix. Make or buy a cactus & succulent pre-mix that include sand, perlite, expanded clay and other ingredients. A suitable soil for cacti needs to provide good drainage (not be water logged), hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, thus making sure your cacti get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. In a container pot, group your cacti with other plants of similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.