4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)
Also known as
Coville's Barrel Cactus, Emory's Barrel Cactus and Traveler's Friend
How to care for Sonora Barrel
Sonora Barrel 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.
Sonora Barrel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Sonora Barrel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Sonora Barrel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is really cute and hits a spot for most people it can live without water for weeks on end and it scares away any pretitor with its spike, personally, I believe in crystals so I put amethyst and tigers eye on their soil so that I can ensure the health of my plant just put it on a sunny windowsill and watch it grow