The golden barrel cactus is armed with golden yellow spines. In its native Mexico, plants can eventually grow to around 90cms (3ft) wide.
It makes an easy to care for plant - feed plants once a month, during the growing season, with a high potash fertiliser, and it does not matter if it dries out from time to time.
During winter, do not water the plants but just keep them slightly moist. It makes a real statement when planted one per single contempory planter, particularly if you have space to place a set of these in a row on your terrace outdoors in the summer month or inside all year round.
Plants supplied are approx 30cms circumference.