Aka: Mother-in-law's seat Botanical name: Echinocactus grunsonii Family: Cactaceae Plant type: Cactus Plant size: Over a long period of time these long lived plants (100 years) slowly expand to 60cm tall & wide. Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the soil surface and up to 60cm apart. Watering: Very minimal. Frost tolerances: Needs protection when temperatures fall below 5OC Flowering time: Summer Preferred soil: Must be well drained. Preferred aspect: Sunny (but will tolerate light shade. Ideal climates: Temperate to cool. Fertilising: Use a weak liquid fertiliser following the manufacturer's instructions. Uses & comments: Can be grown indoors and the result is thinner, more lemon coloured spines.
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