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Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus Seeds

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Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus is native to central Mexico and is the most popular of the barrel cacti, with the variety also affectionately referred to by its common name, Mother-in-Law's Cushion. This variety is consists of dense rows of bright yellow spikes on the margins of each vertical rib, providing a beautiful golden colouration, which gives rise the the plants namesake, golden barrel appearance. As plants mature, small yellow flowers may appear at the crown of the plant during summer. Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus does well in pots, rockeries and a wide range of gardens, and like all cacti is very drought tolerant, making it a favourite for pots or garden beds where established plants are expected to survive with very little water or attention. The bold and beautiful shape and texture make this variety a great addition to any garden, and can be used quite effectively in making a statement as a specimen plant.

Advantages of Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus

  • Impressive specimen plant
  • Popular species of barrel cacti
  • Hardy drought-tolerant
  • Long-lived succulent


  • 30 - 50 cm height at maturity in most gardens, but much larger in its native habitat
  • 50 cm apart is a suitable planting distance
  • Prefers full sun but can tolerate part shade
  • Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
  • Easy to grow succulent

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Echinocactus Grusonii Golden Barrel Cactus
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jess Caesar (QLD)
Can’t wait to watch them grow

First time trying cactus from seeds and they’ve got little sprouts, I’m so excited. They arrived fast and the tips helped so much. I’ve never done it before so I had no idea how to do even start. So far so good. And I’ve ordered seeds from other places but none have sprouted except from you guys. So they must be exceptional seeds. Thank you so much!

solee forest (SA)
Great service, quick delivery

First seed has just sprouted, excited to watch them slowly grow

Diana B (VIC)
Reliable service and seeds

I’ve tried golden barrel seeds from a couple of different outlets and The Climbing Fig is by far the most reliable in terms of rapid dispatch of seeds and the seeds successfully germinating. I’m super happy. Thank you!