Plant Care Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

4.7 out of 5 (186 experiences)

Golden Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Kroenleinia grusonii
Kroenleinia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

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 located in Miami, Florida.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Growing Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami right now

Light needs for plant Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 24th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 16.3% ☀️

January 25th, 2022

Miami is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to increase by 16.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

January 24th, 2022

This month, Miami is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of daylig…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Miami, Florida ⛅.

Golden Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Golden Barrel Cactus

Nutrient needs for plant Golden Barrel Cactus in Miami, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 21st, 2022

The growing potential in Miami is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot p…

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FAQs
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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 your location in Miami, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Golden Barrel Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 151
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 13
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Golden Barrel Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Acecosmo avatar
@Acecosmo
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Little Suamico, Wisconsin
01/18/2022

Just something beautiful about the plant

Survivor Survivor
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@Sirolneya
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 28 XP
globe Fort Mill, South Carolina
01/15/2022

Its sooooc ute and aesthetic

Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Jadedtara
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 328 XP
globe Delaware, Ohio
01/03/2022

They are very slow growers, but they can survive a lot!

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@Divinetreasures
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,441 XP
globe Biloxi, Mississippi
12/06/2021

My son doesn’t want him so i adopted him

Survivor Survivor
Remote avatar
@Remote
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
12/03/2021

You don’t have to water cactuses a whole lot just remember that you need to put it where a lot of sunlight is because well the live in the dessert lol

Survivor Survivor
Terry avatar
@Terry
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe San Diego, California
11/11/2021

I just got them and I need help on how to take care of them

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@Rebekah
leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
11/05/2021

I haven’t killed him yet so he’s definitely a survivor!

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@Ashersmith
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 256 XP
globe Greenville, South Carolina
10/12/2021

Extremely slow grower, but virtually indestructible.

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@Theaa
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 194 XP
10/10/2021

I like that you dont have to give them water so often,but i have given one of my cactuses too much water and now its all wobbly

Survivor Survivor
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@Lauriin
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Berkhamsted, England
10/06/2021

Do not water very often, needs lots of sun

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@Axc
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 119 XP
10/05/2021

Super easy to care for, lil guy doesn’t have to be watered very often!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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Jeff avatar
@Jeff
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 102 XP
09/26/2021

Vff do n add v

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@Sheloves
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Midlothian, Texas
09/23/2021

four got her name because my mom tried to place her back on the shelf she fell and toppled over and spiked four of her spikes in her forearm!

Blooms easily Blooms easily
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@Lor._.nor
leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Ludlow, New Brunswick
09/20/2021

I love Charlie with all my heart he is no easy and I forgot to water him sometimes but he’s still here and he is tiny

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@Ez
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 91 XP
09/20/2021

I’ve had Apollo for about 4 months now and he’s doing great!

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@Daniel
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Horsham, England
09/18/2021

Low maintenance, doesn’t need much water or sunlight

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Addy avatar
@Addy
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 67 XP
09/12/2021

Their really easy

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@Getoutofmyfridge
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 49 XP
09/04/2021

Doesn’t need to be watered very often

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@Stephbetrying
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globe Oldbury, England
08/22/2021

Chill lil dude that just vibes in a sunny corner

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globe Dallas, Texas
08/20/2021

It was my first set of plants that I had ever purchased. Good for the Texas Heat! They are low maintenance in my opinion and it’s just a matter of watering them every other week or so depending on the amount of soil you have in there. Occasional rain has kept me from having to water them all together so they work well as just something to look at. Definitely one of my favorites in my garden.

Survivor Survivor

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