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Scientific Name: Echinocactus grusonii
Alternative Names: Mother-in-law's-cushion

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Echinocactus grusonii


  • Perennial
  • One of the most popular cacti in cultivation.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Needs very little care and attention.
  • Feed with a high potassium fertilizer during summer.
  • Only water when the soil begins drying.
  • Barely water before and during winter.
  • Re-pot when necessary - use gloves to protect hands from the prickly spines.
  • Available in 5L bags - R70.00
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