Golden Barrel Cactus
4.7 out of 5 (265 experiences)
Also known as
Echinocactus grusonii and Echinocactus grusonii albispinus
How to care for Golden Barrel Cactus
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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 4th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 6th, 2023
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 49.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
February 5th, 2023
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 14.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…
Golden Barrel Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
Golden Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.