- Golden Ball Cactus Description
- Golden Ball Cactus Specs and Regions
- Golden Ball Cactus Water & Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
Golden Ball cactus is a tall yellow cactus native to South America. At first they grow circular but unlike the Golden Barrel cactus, will grow tall and slender reaching up to 3 feet in height and 5 inches in width. This cactus will bloom clusters of bright yellow flowers at the very top of the plant, but only until they have reached 8 inches in height. The wait is worth the gorgeous sight. The blooms will attract pollinators to your drought tolerant garden and will multiply new cactus plants by offsetting at their base, sometimes in clusters. This cactus is considered rare in many areas and hard to find.
Native to: Mexico
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade
Bloom Color: orange
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.
I love how they packaged the plant and it wasn't damaged at all.
It is so cute! I love the packaging for the spiky cacti! Very pleased with my purchase!
Our cactus was exactly what we wanted!! The size as perfect. The packing was solid and we will buy another cactus.
About the size of a nickel but looks healthy
Came in great condition. Thriving for me.