Cactus barril de oro seeds (Echinocactus grusonii) - 40 pieces pack
Cactus barril de oro (Echinocactus grusonii)
Pack with 40 seeds for plantation
Echinocactus grusonii, commonly called mother-in-law's seat, golden ball, golden barrel, or hedgehog cactus, is a species belonging to the Cactaceae family. The small genus to which it belongs, Echinocactus, along with its relative genus Ferocactus, are commonly known as barrel cactus. It is endemic to central Mexico, from Tamaulipas to the State of Hidalgo, and despite being one of the most popular cacti in cultivation, it is considered rare and is listed as an endangered species in its wild habitat. Cactus with a more or less spherical globular shape.
Generally solitary, although basal shoots may sprout from adult specimens. In the wild, it can reach more than 1 m in height, but since it is quite slow growing it can take many years, which is not a problem, given the longevity of this species, more than 100 years.
This species is easily propagated by seeds, which germinate after 5 or 7 days, reaching the plants 10 cm in diameter after the first or second year of sowing. Most Echinocactus tolerate cold well, often down to -7 ° C. provided they are healthy plants and dry soil conditions are respected