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Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus acanthodes)
Origin : Southwest of USA, Northern Mexico
Environment : arid areas, on rich, well-drained soil, full sun to light shade
Climate : hot, warm, mild
The Barrel Cactus is one of about ten species of Echinocacti coming from the Southwest of USA. Like all Echinocacti, it needs full sun and little water, and is fairly cold-resistant, down to 20° F. (-7°C). The family name Echinocactus comes from ancient Greek and means something like “hedgehog thistle”.
Model 1 specs: 65 centimetres, green, brown-yellow needles
Model 2 specs: 100 centimetres, green, yellow needles
Model 3 specs: 180 centimetres, green, brown-yellow needles