by johnah on November 26, 2020
Golden Barrel Care Guide – Learn About Golden Barrel Cacti
The golden barrel cactus (Brugmansia grandiflora) is one of the most popular plants in the world. It grows naturally in many parts of the world including North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The plant has been used medicinally for centuries because it contains high levels of vitamin B6 which helps to treat various ailments such as colds, flu and even cancer.
There are two types of golden barrels: regular and long barrel. The longer ones have a stem with multiple branches whereas the regular ones only have one branch. Both kinds grow in different climates, but they both look similar. They’re easy to identify because their leaves all turn from green to yellowish-brown when mature. The flowers on these plants vary widely in color and size depending on the variety, so you’ll never get them all at once!
They’re not poisonous, but they do contain alkaloids called thujone and boscalin. These chemicals make people feel nauseous if consumed in large amounts. If you want to avoid getting sick, don’t eat or handle the plants too much. You could also try growing your own plants instead of buying them at a garden center. I’m sure there’s some great varieties out there!
Golden barrels grow in clusters too, so you can see many of them on one stalk. They’re very strong and sturdy plants with deep roots. You can transplant them in the ground or keep them in a pot if you like, but their soil needs to be loose and have plenty of room to breath. Also make sure that they get at least six hours of sunlight every day or else they won’t bloom! These plants take a long time to grow, so you probably won’t see any fruit for at least a year or two.
Because golden barrels are a favorite among gardeners, there are many nurseries that specialize in them. If you’re interested in buying one, search online or look in the phone book to find a retailer near you. They should be able to tell you all about the different kinds of golden barrels and how to take care of them.
Sources & references used in this article:
Cactus Tips from a Master Grower by S Calhoun – 2012 – Timber Press
The cactus primer by E Roberts – Cactus and Succulent Journal, 2010 – BioOne