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Echinocactus Grusonii (Golden Barrel Cactus)

Echinocactus Grusonii (Golden Barrel Cactus)

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Grow your own Echinocactus Grusonii

This growset contains everything you need to grow your own Echinocactus Grusonii. You will receive a box filled with a handmade pot, coconut tablets, Echinocactus Grusonii seeds and sowing instructions. Nice to give as a gift or to grow yourself!

Growing an Echinocactus Grusonii

Cacti can easily be grown at home. Our grow kit contains the instructions and of course the seeds. We supply at least 5 seeds so it doesn't matter if they don't all hatch or survive. This round cactus comes to life quickly, the seeds germinate on average after 2 to 4 weeks!

About the Echinocactus Grusonii

An Echinocactus Grusonii, or funnier named by the large yellow spines, the Mother-in-Law's Chair, is a beautiful ball cactus and is easy to keep as a houseplant. Although it is one of the most famous cacti, it is almost impossible to find it in Mexico due to human actions. A more common name for this plant is Golden Barrel Cactus.

How big does an Echinocactus Grusonii get?

The Echinocactus Grusonii germinates quickly but is slow in growth. Under ideal conditions (read: in full sun in Mexico) it can grow up to one meter in diameter. At home it will grow to a height of about 30 cm after a few years.

The best place for an Echinocactus Grusonii

The cactus comes from the desert garden and therefore likes a lot of sun and light . Feel free to place it in full sun so that it can grow well, but it will grow less quickly in the dark or in the shade.

How much water does an Echinocactus Grusonii need?

Cacti have few stomata and therefore the 'leaf' hardly evaporates any water. Moreover, a cactus can absorb many times its own weight in water. In winter it can survive two months without water without any problems. In summer it is better to give a good amount of water per watering instead of a little each time, the roots should not remain in the water continuously. Water it every 3 to 4 weeks in the summer.

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