Echinocactus grusonii, or Golden Barrel Cactus has a single, slowly growing, globe-shaped stem that will be elongated (barrel-shaped) in maturity. The stem is pale green and heavily ribbed with numerous areoles sprouting radial, yellow spines. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant as it is easy and relatively fast growing in warmer climates.
- Sunlight: Direct sunlight, Partial 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: approx. 45cm – 50cm (vary in sizes)
- Rootball size: 28cmØ x 14cmH
Pot type: 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 Echinocactus grusonii
Use a cactus potting soil mix or combine a regular potting mixture of soil with sand. Make or buy a cactus & succulent pre-mix that include sand, perlite, expanded clay and other ingredients. A suitable soil for succulent plants 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 Echinocactus grusonii get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. In a container pot, group your succulent plants 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.