Echinocactus grusonii var albispinus - White Barrel Cactus
Echinocactus grusonii var albispinus - White Barrel Cactus XL
Our largest size of Barrel Cactus available. The white spine variety is quite a bit rarer than the standard golden spine.
Pot size: 6"
Description: Echinocactus grusonii var. albispinus looks just like a regular "golden barrel cactus" but the spines are all white instead of yellow.
Flowers: Flower are diurnal, vivid yellow (4-5 cm wide) and form a circular ring at the top of the plant.
Blooming season: Flowers are produced from end of spring to summer only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun.
This cactus is known as the golden barrel cactus, golden ball. It is a well known species of cactus but difficult to find at this size.It is endemic to east-central Mexico. It is rare and endangered in the wild, where it is found near Mesa de León in the state of Querétaro, and in the state of Hidalgo. The cactus grows in volcanic rock on slopes, at altitudes around 1,400 metres (4,600 ft).
It prefers a warm climate but can handle temperatures down to -10 C for short periods. 12 C and up minimum.This cactus does great in Full Sun. Slow growing, solitary or clumping. Regular water in summer, little to none in the winter. Yellow flowers, 1.5” – 2”, March thru April.
We also offer the standard Golden Barrel variety in a similar size.