Growing as a large roughly spherical globe, Echinocactus Grusonii may eventually reach over 1 metre (3.3 ft) in height after many years. Younger Golden Barrel plants do not look similar to mature specimens. The generation lifetime is estimated to be 30 years.
There may be up to 35 pronounced ribs in mature plants, though they are not evident in young plants, which may have a knobbly appearance. The sharp spines are long, straight or slightly curved, and various shades of yellow or, occasionally, white.
Small yellow flowers appear in summer around the crown of the plant, but only after twenty years or so.
The plant you receive will be between 4" and 7" tall and rooted. The plant you receive will differ slightly from the pictured plant, as no two plants are the same.
All plants are shipped by Priority Mail Monday through Wednesday, to avoid orders getting hung up at the post office over the weekend.