Barrel CactusRegular price $35.99 Save $-35.99
Water is a very important component to caring for barrel cacti. The plants are native to arid desert regions and usually have only rainfall to supply their moisture needs. Water your barrel cactus once per week in summer. The barrel cactus doesn’t need much water in winter when it is dormant. Water once between December and February. Adequate water in spring may cause the plant to produce a large, yellow flower. Rarely, the plant will then grow edible fruit.
These plants grow best in full sun, but they can tolerate a little bit of shade. They prefer dry soil and low humidity and need a good cactus mix with extra grit for drainage. It can be easily grown as a houseplant in a container, and it is tolerant to a wide array of conditions.