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Golden Barrel

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Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus, is a popular and iconic cactus species known for its striking appearance. It is a slow-growing and long-lived species that can reach impressive sizes, with some specimens reportedly reaching over 3 feet in height and 5 feet in diameter.

In terms of cold hardiness, Echinocactus grusonii is quite hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to around 20°F when grown in dry, well-draining soil. However, it is important to protect the plant from excess moisture during the winter months, as wet soil combined with freezing temperatures can cause the plant to rot.

In terms of mature size, Echinocactus grusonii is a slow-growing plant that can take several years to reach its full size. The golden barrel cactus is covered in bright yellow spines and can produce beautiful yellow flowers in the summer months.

Ornamental Uses:

Landscape Planting: The Golden Barrel Cactus is widely used in landscaping as a focal point or as part of a cactus and succulent garden.

Container Gardening: Due to its compact and rounded form, it is well-suited for container gardening, allowing for flexibility in placement on patios, decks, or balconies.

Xeriscaping: Echinocactus grusonii is suitable for xeriscaping and water-wise landscapes, as it is adapted to arid conditions.

Rock Gardens: The cactus is a popular choice for rock gardens, adding texture and visual interest to the landscape.

Architectural Interest: The symmetrical and globular shape of the Golden Barrel Cactus adds architectural interest to outdoor spaces.

The golden barrel cactus is valued for its ornamental appeal, ease of cultivation, and ability to thrive in a variety of garden settings.

Barrel design and application suggestions:

Barrel cacti are very low maintenance and offer subtle beauty and interest. Our golden and red barrels offer great low maintenance color options for container gardeners or those looking to spruce up a landscape. A potted arrangement of cacti and succulents can always use a few barrel cacti for interest and contrast. In the landscape in suitable environments, barrel cacti look phenomenal in groupings. Barrel cacti will take relentless all day sun and moderate cold to the low twenties at night.

Barrel design and application suggestions:

Barrel cacti are very low maintenance and offer subtle beauty and interest. Our golden and red barrels offer great low maintenance color options for container gardeners or those looking to spruce up a landscape. A potted arrangement of cacti and succulents can always use a few barrel cacti for interest and contrast. In the landscape in suitable environments, barrel cacti look phenomenal in groupings. Barrel cacti will take relentless all day sun and moderate cold to the low twenties at night.

Why purchase our Barrel Cacti?

Our barrel cacti are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our barrel cacti present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your agaves and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root

Customer Reviews

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Richard N Matthews
Golden Sunrise

Beautiful dark green healthy cactus! Pristine condition when it arrived!
Love it love it!!

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James Gish
Prickly

Wonderful specimen and healthy. Great simple planting and care instructions.

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Craig Eslinger
Love our new cactus

Really enjoying our new cactus. It arrived looking very healthy but I wish I had known ahead of time that it wasn't coming with some sort of pot.

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Mark Eaton

Golden Barrel

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Barbara Bertrand
I love them

They arrived healthy packaged well . I planted them and they appear happy . I will be ordering this week additional plants. What a wonderful find the cats outlet. I am A happy reordering customer.

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