Golden Barrel Cactus

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Characteristics

Species: grusonii

Plant Height: 18-24 in.

Spread: 24-30 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: Globular

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Minimum Sunlight: Bright

Maximum Sunlight: Bright

Ornamental Features

Golden Barrel Cactus is a spherical cactus that are covered in bright golden spines.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Barrel Cactus is beautifully covered with bright golden, sharp spines. This is a very low maintenance plant. It has no significant negative characteristics. Golden Barrel Cactus is recommended for container groupings where shape and color contrast is needed.

Planting & Growing

Golden Barrel Cactus will grow to large, spherical cactus plants up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide with age. It grows very slowly, and with age can produce offsets, or pups, around the main plant creating a beautiful clump. This shrub should be grown in bright sunlight all day long. It does require minimal moisture, but as a Cactus can withstand being dry. It will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH as long as it drains completely. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Golden Barrel Cactus is a fine choice for adding drama and interest to mixed container groupings on sunny patios. It will require Winter protection.