The golden barrel cactus, also known as the Mother-in-law’s cushion or seat, is a sculptural succulent cactus for indoors that originated in Mexico.
This is a large cactus that is globular in form when young and barrel shaped later. It is closely ribbed and covered with bright golden spines and bears small funnel shaped yellow flowers in summer.
This plant need full sun and will tolerate filtered sun for only a short time. It will tolerate temperatures down to 50° F.
Water regularly from spring to summer, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. Keep the soil almost dry during winter. This plant will rot and die if overwatered. Feed with a low nitrogen fertilizer once a month from spring to summer.
This plant prefers a dormant period during the winter when it should be kept in a light cool position at 50-59° F.
Repot every second or third year.
If you’re disappointed because your potted plant doesn’t look is lush and attractive as do the plant in a florist shop, then you don’t know the trick that florists use to get that look. Florists do use a leaf shine product to polish the leaves on their potted plant to make them look as healthy and as attractive as possible.
There are many leaf shine products on the market and the best of those products, the one most used by florists on their plants is Chrysal leafshine.
Chrysal leafshine polishes your plants, as well as cut foliage, for a natural healthy look. It removes water spots and calcium deposits and even prevents dust from settling on the leaves. It is a quick drying, safe and easy to use spray which requires no wiping or rubbing.
To purchase Chrysal leafshine contact your local florist. If they do not currently have the product for sale; your local florist can get it from Delaware Valley Wholesale Florist Supply/Fresh Blooms.
Unfortunately, Delaware Valley does not sell directly to the general public; however, you can contact them at 800-676-1212 to learn where you can publicly purchase Chrysal leafshine. If memory should fail you when speaking to them just tell him you want the “good stuff” – I’ve ordered it that way from them before and that also goes to prove how fantastic this leaf shine spray actually is.
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