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Echinocactus grusonii

Golden barrel cactus

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  • Echinocactus grusonii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Echinocactus grusonii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Echinocactus grusonii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.4m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.85m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellowish

Description

Echinocactus grusonii (Golden barrel cactus). This is a slow-growing evergreen, It is grown for its round, attractive shape and yellow-golden spines. The yellowish tubular blooms will appear in the summer in a circle around the apex.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

C Mexico

Interest and use

Rock garden, ornamental, container, greenhouse.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

This species is a good choice for the greenhouse but cannot tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees or brown-yellow patches that will appear on the cactus. If growing in a container, it will also need protection from full sun.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings or seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bug and red spider mite.

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