Echinocactus grusonii v. albispinus aka White Spined Barrel Live Cactus in 8"
Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
Common Names: White barrel cactus, White ball cactus, Mother-in-law's-seat, Mother-in-law's-cushion
Description: Echinocactus grusonii var. albispinus looks just like a regular "golden barrel cactus" but the spines are all white instead of yellow.
Habit: Echinocactus grusonii is a solitary globe-shaped cactus that became elongated (barrel-shaped) in maturity, up to 90 cm (180 cm) in height and spread. It sometime offset with advanced age and a few multiples occur even at small sizes.
Stem: Pale green and heavily ribbed with numerous areoles sprouting radial, yellow spines (bright white in the var. albispinus).
Flowers: Flower are diurnal, vivid yellow (4-5 cm wide) and form a circular ring at the top of the plant, but are not very visible being small in relation with the size of the barrel, and lost into the creamy coloured wool at the plant apex.
Blooming season: Flowers are produced from end of spring to summer only on larger mature specimens receiving enough full sun.
Remarks: The juvenile Echinocactus look quite different from the mature specimens. In fact as the other Echinocactus and Ferocactus seedlings, the rib structure is not yet apparent, and they have pronounced tubercles making them look superficially like Mammillarias.
This is for one plant growing in a 8" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday so plants don't get stuck at the Post Office over the weekend.
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