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Echinocactus grusonii
Echinocactus grusonii

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Echinocactus grusonii

Golden Barrel Cactus
Cacti and succulents


Numerous kinds of large, cyclindrical cacti with prominent ribs and stout thorns. Many are native to the Southwest.

Echinocactus grusonii

Best known in gardens. A Mexican cactus of slow growth to 4 ft. high, 2 1/2 ft. in diameter. With age, often produces offsets to form clumps 6 ft. across. Showy, stiff, yellow 3-in. spines; yellow, 1 1/2 – 2-in. flowers at top of plant in summer. Protect from hard frosts. Water every couple of weeks in summer.

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