The golden barrel cactus is one of the best cactus for a bold accent in the landscape due to its symmetrical, globular shape and brilliant, golden spines that light up in the sun. It grows slowly to 3 feet high or more, but remains a manageable size in most gardens for many years. Small yellow flowers appear in spring on the fuzzy crown of mature plants. Plant your barrel cactus in sandy, well-drained soil. Water infrequently – perhaps once a month – and slightly more often during the summer. It is native to Chihuahuan Desert. Its canopy coverage is approximately 7 square feet.

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