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This unusual and striking looking cactus is native to Mexico where they have actually become quite endangered in the wild. The Golden Barrel Cactus is globe shaped with deep ribs that bear long, cream coloured spikes. It is also known as a Mother in Law’s Cushion. This cactus is a really high impact yet low maintenance plant. With the right care you may even be rewarded with yellow flowers as the plant matures.
Neediness: Very low maintenance.
Watering: During the warmer months water when the top inch of soil has dried out. During the winter months reduce the watering significantly. Overwatering will cause root rot.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms, studies
Rate of growth: very slow, can reach 50cm but it can take up to twenty years!
Temperature: avoid cold draughts and keep at a normal room temperature. Benefits from being kept cooler during the winter months.
Pets: this plant is safe around pets but beware of the spikes.
Also known as: Echinocactus Grusonii
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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