Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 1a from -60° F to -55° F (-51.1 ° C to -48,3° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Yellow
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Fungal diseases
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Basc Care for Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel)
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Golden Barrel Cactus, Golden Barrel, Golden Ball Cactus, Golden Ball, Mother-in-Law's Cushion, Mother-in-Law's Seat"
Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel) loves the sun! To ensure your succulent is getting enough light, place it in a bright spot that receives direct sunlight for at least 6 hours each day. If you live in a cooler climate, consider bringing your succulent outside during the summer months.
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel) from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel) also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel) from seeds is a great way to produce new plants without relying on cuttings or divisions. It's important to look for healthy, dark and plump seeds that are slightly sticky when touched. The soil should be pre-mixed with well-draining potting mix, before evenly sowing the seeds and pressing them into the surface. To ensure successful germination, gentle misting of the soil should be done and placed in indirect light.
Echinocactus Grusonii (golden barrel) is generally thought to be non-toxic for humans and animals. However, it is important to note that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if ingested or touched. For this reason, the plant should always be kept away from children and pets.