Golden Barrel Cactus
Also known as
Echinocactus grusonii, Mother-In-Law's Seat, Barrel cactus, Golden ball, Mother in law's seat
Asiento de suegra (Echinocactus grusonii), jardín botánico de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-13, DD 01 by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 3.0)
This plant has no fragrance
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Golden Barrel Cactus Overview
Kroenleinia grusonii is a slow-growing evergreen cactus from the Cactaceae family. Originating from Northeast Mexico, this species is commonly known as a Golden Barrel Cactus, or by an older name, Echinocactus grusonii. It is thought to be a hybrid formed from across between the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus, it has recently been placed in its own new genus, Kroenleinia. This plant forms a barrel-shaped succulent stem and deep ribs, covered in strong, yellow spines, up to a metre wide and half a metre tall. Bell-shaped, yellow flowers measuring around 6cm in length are produced in the summer.
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How to propagate Golden Barrel Cactus
Propagate from cuttings or seed.
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Other uses of Golden Barrel Cactus
Rock garden, ornamental, container, greenhouse.