Synonym: Echinocereus grusonii
Common Name: golden barrel cactus
Origin: Echinocactus grusonii originates from Central Mexico, in the Rio Moctezuma Valley, Queretaro. Its natural habitat includes medium to steep slopes of volcanic rock, 1,400 – 1,900 meters above sea level.
Description: E. grusonii is a solitary cactus, heavily ribbed with sharp orange spines and white wool along the cacti’s crown. When young, the form is globular, becoming elongated with age. During the springtime, and if enough sun is provided, mature specimens may develop a ring of yellow flowers from the head of the cactus.
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