A picture of a Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

Kroenleinia grusonii

Also known as

Echinocactus grusonii, 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)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11a

USDA zone

4°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel cactus, Huntington Desert Garden
Echinocactus grusonii (aka)

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, and has recently placed it 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.

Common problems with Golden Barrel Cactus

How to propagate Golden Barrel Cactus

Seed

Cuttings

Propagate from cuttings or seed.

Special features of Golden Barrel Cactus

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Golden Barrel Cactus

Rock garden, ornamental, container, greenhouse.