Golden Barrel Cactus

  • Echinocactus grusonii is covered with long golden yellow spines, hence its nickname "Golden Ball". It is native to Brazil and Paraguay.

    Golden Ball Cactus can grow up to 3 feet in height and be a stunning addition to any rock garden.

    In summer, it produces large yellow flowers forming a pretty crown around the top of the plant.

    All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
  • Full sun.

    A cactus soil mix.

    Water deeply and let dry.

    Cool to cold.
  • USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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David F.
United States United States
Carol the Barrel Cactus

It came in perfect condition. We named “her” Carol the Barrel cactus. We think she tough enough (firm spine) to resist our three cats. We potted the little beast and left it unwatered for three days, per the instructions. Then we doused her with her first thunderstorm.

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Kevin B.
United States United States
Love it

I am going to look for more plants like this.

A SucculentsBox.Com Customer
United States United States
I love him!

This little guy is my first "cactus." He was well packaged and is in his new home and super loved and healthy!

United States United States
My favorite spiky boi

Omg I cannot even tell you how in love I am with this amazing cactus!! I got him as a tiny 2 inch. baby, and he’s almost tripled in size! His spikes are so long & I’m hoping he will flower for me soon. Thanks again for always having such healthy succulents & for packaging them so well!

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Lisa G.
United States United States

This plant came perfect in the plastic pot . Worked well with my cactus setting