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Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel

Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel


20cm Height / 16cm Pot

    • Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus and Mother-in-laws cushion, is a stunning plant that is sure to add a touch of desert-inspired beauty to any indoor or outdoor space. Native to Mexico, this cactus is prized for its perfectly round shape, which is covered in a striking display of golden-yellow spines.
    • 20-23cm in diameter. 
    • 16cm pot.
    • Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as the golden barrel cactus and Mother-in-laws cushion, is a popular cactus plant native to Mexico that is often grown as a houseplant in the UK. Here are some care instructions to keep Echinocactus grusonii healthy:
    • Light: Echinocactus grusonii prefers bright, direct sunlight. Place the plant in a south-facing window or under a grow light for at least 6 hours a day.

    • Temperature: This cactus thrives in warm temperatures, between 18-27°C. Protect it from cold drafts or temperatures below 10°C.

    • Water: Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings, and then water thoroughly. In winter, reduce watering to once every 3-4 weeks. Overwatering can lead to root rot.

    • Soil: Use a well-draining cactus mix that contains sand, perlite, or grit. Avoid using regular potting soil, as it can retain too much moisture.

    • Fertilizer: Feed your Echinocactus grusonii once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a cactus-specific fertilizer.

    • Pruning: If your cactus becomes top-heavy, you can prune it by removing the top and planting it in a separate pot. This will encourage branching and help maintain a more compact shape.

    • Pests and diseases: Echinocactus grusonii is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch out for spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. If you notice any of these pests, treat them with an insecticide or by wiping the affected areas with rubbing alcohol.

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