White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
White Barrel Cactus &
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Welcome to the world of barrel cactus - a stunning perennial, evergreen cactus that's bound to leave you in awe! Echinocactus grusonii 'albispinus' also known as white barrel cactus, white ball cactus, and Mother-in-law's-cushion, is a vibrant member of Echinocactus grusonii! The primary distinction between these two varieties is the color of their spines: the white barrel cactus has white spines, while the golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) has yellow spines, as their name indicates. 

With its ribbed and light green primary plant hue, this cactus ball is an absolute showstopper. This globular stem grows up to 35 inches in length as it matures, and the spines turn brown in full sun. Native to Mexico this ball cactus will bloom in the summer and produce bright yellow flowers when they receive enough sunlight. 

It grows best in warm conditions, typically indoors, and its active growth period is usually late spring and fall. They can also thrive in outdoor cultivation all year round in USDA zones 9 -11. Outside of these areas, growers can grow these barrel cacti indoors or in pots so the plants can spend the winter indoors. 

But that's not all - it's also incredibly low maintenance, making it perfect for even the busiest gardener. During summer, water the plant but avoid overwatering to prevent sunburns and scars. Keep it dry in winter. Use a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, to keep it healthy. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Echinocactus grusonii albispinus
Common Name White barrel cactus, white ball cactus, Mother-in-law's-cushion
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Echinocactus
Growth Habit Globular
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 35 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Unique white spines
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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White Barrel Cactus 'Echinocactus grusonii albispinus'

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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Welcome to the world of barrel cactus - a stunning perennial, evergreen cactus that's bound to leave you in awe! Echinocactus grusonii 'albispinus' also known as white barrel cactus, white ball cactus, and Mother-in-law's-cushion, is a vibrant member of Echinocactus grusonii! The primary distinction between these two varieties is the color of their spines: the white barrel cactus has white spines, while the golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) has yellow spines, as their name indicates. 

With its ribbed and light green primary plant hue, this cactus ball is an absolute showstopper. This globular stem grows up to 35 inches in length as it matures, and the spines turn brown in full sun. Native to Mexico this ball cactus will bloom in the summer and produce bright yellow flowers when they receive enough sunlight. 

It grows best in warm conditions, typically indoors, and its active growth period is usually late spring and fall. They can also thrive in outdoor cultivation all year round in USDA zones 9 -11. Outside of these areas, growers can grow these barrel cacti indoors or in pots so the plants can spend the winter indoors. 

But that's not all - it's also incredibly low maintenance, making it perfect for even the busiest gardener. During summer, water the plant but avoid overwatering to prevent sunburns and scars. Keep it dry in winter. Use a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, to keep it healthy. 

Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Echinocactus grusonii albispinus
Common Name White barrel cactus, white ball cactus, Mother-in-law's-cushion
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Echinocactus
Growth Habit Globular
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 35 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Unique white spines
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

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