Echinocactus grusonii

Scientific Name:  Echinocactus grusonii
Common Name:  Golden Barrel
Other Names:  Mother-In-Law's Chair
Etymology:  Echinocactus: echinos (hedgehog); kaktos (thistle) [Greek]
Grusonii: for Hermann Gruson, a cactus collector in Magdeburg, Germany
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Typical mix: 1 part potting soil to 1 part coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  45F.
Blooms:  Yellow
Comments:  A common landscaping cactus with brilliantly colored golden yellow spines. Yellow blooms are produced on mature plants only (> 1 foot diameter). Our plant was purchased from Living Desert SP, Carlsbad, NM.
Return to Previous Page


Questions or Comments? Reach us by email or post a message to our forum.

Home ]  [  Forum ]  [  Collection ]  [  Store ]  [  Info ]  [  Links ]