Golden Barrel Cactus - Echinocactus Grusonii

The Golden Barrel Cactus

Common Name:   Golden Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name Echinocactus Grusonii    
Height: 1-3 ft
Span: 2-4 ft
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Tolerance: Full Sun
ABP Index:  4 (Aesthetics 4, Solidarity 4)

Golden Barrel cactus is rare and critically endangered species in the world. The shape of the Golden Barrel cactus is like round globe with 35 ribs in the body. The cactus has spines all over the body and produces flowers rarely. The flowers are pale-yellow in color and mostly blossoms in mid-summer. They can tolerate drought and low light for a longer period of time. Golden Barrel cactus is commonly found in the deserts of North America.

  Close up of golden barrel cactus spines

 Flower of  Golden barrel cactus

                                                                            Golden barrel cactus growing together

                                                                            Golden barrel cactus growing together

 Close up of a golden barrel cactus

 Small golden barrel cactus

 Golden barrel cactus spines

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