The Golden Barrel Cactus, also known as Golden Ball Cactus or Mother-in-Law's Cushion, stands out due to his golden spines which contrast beautifully against its round, deep green body. An easy-to-care-for fellow, he can grow up to three feet tall and three feet round, much like a barrel… the clue is always in the name! Give this desert lover plenty of warmth and sun.
Golden Barrel Cactus
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How to care
How to care
This cactus will survive the brightest of window sills! Preferably a southern or western facing window as they tend to be the brightest.
Watering when soil is completely dry or when you see shrinkage. Very prone to overwatering
Cacti do not have any particular humidity requirements - but are not suited to very humid environments like bathrooms or terrariums.
Sad Plant Signs
Wrinkled leaves: under-watering. Yellowing and mushy leaves: overwatering
Characteristics Non-toxic to pets & children
Originating from East-Central Mexico, this plant grows in volcanic rock and at altitudes around 1,400 metres! In the wild it’s estimated life span is 30 years. Being desert lovers, the Golden Barrels love plenty of warmth and sun. They are easy to care for hardy plants, that can survive at temperatures of −8 °C but only for brief periods.
Bring the outside inside
If you’re lucky enough to have a window with a sill, this is a great space to fill with cactus plants. Your plants will thrive in this light environment and can bring a lot of vibrancy into your space.
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