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Echinocactus ‘grusonii’


Echinocactus grusonii is more commonly known as a Golden barrel cactus or Mother in laws cushion and is a well known species of cactus due to its attractive and easy to keep nature. The stem is globe shaped and covered in yellow or white spikes and when it reaches maturity changes to a barrel shape.

  • Botanical Name: Echinocactus ‘grusonii’
  • Common Name: Golden Barrel Cactus
  • Height: Grows up to 50cm
  • Spread: Grows up to 50cm
  • Prefers: Bright Indirect Light
  • Plants To Your Door Tip: This is a low maintenance plant that will respond well to regular misting of leaves. Dusting its leaves will also clear its pores to keep foliage green and healthy.


Watering and Maintenance

    • This is a very low maintenance plant.
    • Good drainage is important to prevent root rot.
    • WATERING (April – September): Water when the soil feels dry.
    • WATERING (October – March): No watering needed as the plant is in winter rest mode. (Only water if the plant begins to look shrivelled).
    • Repotting: Best to re-pot the plant every 3 to 5 years into a larger pot.
    • TOP TIP: Only water when the soil feels dry in the growing months and not at all in winter. Give it lots of indirect light, perfect for a windowsill!
Botanical Name

Echinocactus 'grusonii'

Common Name

Golden Barrel Cactus

Pot Size




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