Golden Barrel Cactus

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The golden barrel cactus is nicknamed the “mother-in-law’s cushion” due to its gently curved golden spines. Highly attractive as household plants due to their symmetrical spined ridges on their oval and circular bodies, the golden barrel cactus displays bright flowers that cover its top in the month of April.

How to Paint a Golden Barrel Cactus

The golden barrel cactus has a simple shape, but the key to painting it is in the bleeds of light and dark blues. These plants can become overwhelming to paint, and it’s easy to lose control of the paint if you use too much water. The small yellow spines, which will be the final ...

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