Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

  • Ball shaped cactus with bright yellow spines

  • Can reach 4’h x 3’w

  • Blooms yellow flowers in the spring

  • Older specimens take on an oblong shape with age, that tend to lean to the south or southwest so the spines can better protect the plant from the harsh desert sun

  • Cold tolerance increases with improved drainage, keep dry in winter


Central Mexico

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

9 and up

Light Requirement

Full sun to part shade

Soil Requirements

Low water, well drained soil, xeric