Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii
Golden Barrel Cactus  - Echinocactus grusonii

Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii

  • Dramatic cylindrical shape with brilliantly colored golden spikes contrasting against green skin. Great for Southwestern styles.  Use in containers, rock gardens, in groupings or as a single specimen. Hardy to 15-20 deg. F. Slow grower. Extremely drought tolerant. Needs well-drained soils.  Suitable for Xeriscape. US Southwest region native.

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Of Direct Sunlight)

Water Needs: Low

Bloom Season: Infrequent

Mature Height: 1-2'

Mature Width: 2-3'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, California Native Garden, Southwestern Garden, Cacti & Succulents


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $49.00
Zone 2 $59.00
Zone 3 $79.00
Zone 4 $99.00
Zone 5 $149.00
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