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 Orlando, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 26th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
November 25th, 2022
Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
November 25th, 2022
This month, Orlando is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 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 maximize the potential for growth.
Golden Barrel Cactus does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.
November 19th, 2022
The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…