Plant Care Golden Barrel Cactus
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Golden Barrel Cactus

4.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Golden Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Echinocactus grusonii
Echinocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Golden Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Rating of the plant Golden Barrel Cactus named MonkSimpson by Plantsongb2be on Greg, the plant care app
02/21/2021

Such a fun wondrous globe/Epcot shape and add such great diversity a d is fun to water just make sure to have a long thin sprout and absolutely wear garden gloves when repotting or handling

Destinee avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Golden Barrel Cactus named New cactus by Destinee on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

It is very easy to take care of I can’t complain

How to care for Golden Barrel Cactus

Water

How often to water your Golden Barrel Cactus

Water needs for Golden Barrel Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Golden Barrel Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Golden Barrel Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Golden Barrel Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Barrel Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Barrel Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Golden Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Golden Barrel Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Barrel Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden Barrel Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Golden Barrel Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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