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Barrel Cactus


This popular picturesque cactus is a single globe-shaped pale green plant that becomes more barrel-like with age. Showy, stiff yellow spines cover the body and a crown of vivid yellow flowers bloom atop the stem in summer.

Echinocactus grusonii

Flower Characteristics

Flower color :Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : n/a

Average size maturity width : 2 1/2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes