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With its home in East-Central Mexico, Echinocactus grusonii var. brevispinus is a stunning cactus species. It is a globe-like cactus that usually has a height of 24 to 36 inches. It’s a member of the “Cactaceae” botanical family. You may also find this winter-dormant cactus online by its common name “Barrel Cactus”.
Echinocactus grusonii var. brevispinus grows and develops slowly, which means you have to wait to see its flowers.
Barrel Cactus flowers appear in a vivid yellow tone at the end of spring to summer.
To keep Echinocactus grusonii var. brevispinus healthy, water it every 15 days or so. Let it dry between watering cycles. Ensure dryness in colder months.
Barrel cactus will grow beautifully in gritty, quick-draining soil.
Echinocactus brevispinus is hardy at 9a-11. It can survive in the low temperature of
-6.7° C (20° F).
Offering Echinocactus brevispinus full sunlight will result in its optimal growth & development.
E. grusonii var. brevispinus is easy to propagate with seeds or cuttings.
When given proper care to Barrel Cactus, its spikes and flowers look lustrous and charming respectively. Plant it in your backyard to give it an improved look.