Golden Barrel Cactus


Who am I?
Hi, my name is Golden Barrel cactus. My official name is Echinocactus Grusonii.

Where do I come from?
I am an endangered species in the wild and grow in the Mexican areas of Querétaro and Hidalgo at an altitude of 1400 meters. I also feel very comfortable in europe! In the 90’s, during the construction of the Zimapán dam, so many of these cacti were lost that I am now an endangered species.

How big will I get?
When I grow under ideal conditions, I can grow up to one meter in diameter. However, this can take up to 30 years.

How much do I want to drink?
We cacti can go a long time without water. Since I have few stomata, my ‘leaf’ hardly evaporates water.

In addition, I can absorb many times my own weight in water. At lower temperatures in winter I can go without water for three months without any problems.

At lower temperatures in winter I can go without water for three months without any problems.

Where do I want to be and what temperatures do I like?
We cacti make few demands on light intensity and are therefore actually very easy! Both a sunny and shady position is fine for me. Especially bulbous cacti like me can tolerate a lot of light, so summers in direct sun is no problem.



Step 1: Place the coco tablets in the pot and pour 200 ml of water on it.

Stap 2: Plant two seeds as deep as they are large, make sure the seeds are completely covered with soil.l Leave some space between the seeds so that they do not interfere with each other when germinating. You can keep the other seeds if the seeds do not germinate after the indicated period.

Stap 3: Cover the pot with cling film and put the pot in a warm, bright place.

Step 4: keep the soil moist during the germination process.

Step 5: give your plant(s) a name!

Step 6: wait, the germination of this plant takes 2 to 4 weeks.


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