Verified Quality Verified Icon - Store Trust -

Golden Barrel (Echinocactus Grusonii)

  • Actual Plant Heights

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

  • Free Deliveries Truck Icon- ©™
  • Free Exchanges*
  • Cash & Card upon Delivery
  • Fresh Plants
  • Quality Products
  • Plants are measured above pots
  • Vaccinated Team

Gold Medal - Trusted Store - Trusted for over 7 Years!


Golden Barrel (Echinocactus Grusonii)

Botanical Name: Echinocactus Grusonii

Also known as:

  • Golden Ball
  • Golden Barrel Cactus
  • Mother-in-law’s Cushion
  • Compass Cactus
  • Hedgehog Cactus

Plant Type: Golden Barrel Plant is Perennial cactus Plant.


The aptly named golden ball (Echinocactus grusonii) is now quite rare in its native habit, but it is frequently grown in cultivation as a houseplant. Less frequently, it is used in the outdoor garden in dry climates where temperatures never fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 10-11).


Light: A golden ball does best in a very sunny window, perhaps with southern exposure. Plants that do not get enough sunlight will grow slowly and fail to thrive.

Soil:Use cactus soil, which contains mostly inorganic matter like pumice, chicken grit, gravel, or perlite. Unlike regular potting soil, which can suffocate your barrel cactus, cactus soil allows good drainage and airflow.

Water:From spring until fall; water similar to many other house plants by watering when the soil begins drying. Before and during winter barely water the plant. Overwatering, especially when the temperature becomes cold can rot this species.

Temperature:Keep your cactus at low to moderate temperatures averaging between 50 and 75℉ during the day. Don’t expose your cactus to temperatures lower than 40℉, though, as extreme cold and frost can damage the plant’s health.

Fertilizer: Boost with a high potassium fertilizer during the summer months.

Plant Height: 20-22 cm
Plant Width:30 cm
Pot Size:18 ltrs


(Flowering plants only blossom naturally in their respective seasons. Fruit bearing plants only produce fruits naturally during their growing seasons. All plants are sold in generic nursery pots, and may naturally vary in colors/sizes from the exact images illustrated above.)

Plant Type:

Outdoor Plant

Plant Height:

20 cm to 22 cm

Pot Type:

Nursery Pot


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Golden Barrel (Echinocactus Grusonii)”