(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and Habitat: Distribution: southeastern Puebla and northern Oaxaca, Mexico.
Habitat: Grows in dry limestone hillsides in the same area as Ferocactus robustus, and has the same associate species, but usually it is found on higher limestone sides.
Description: Plant at first solitary, afterwards freely sprouting from the base and often forming great many-stemmed mounds up to 100 cm high and more than 2 m wide.
Flowers: Yellow to yellowish red.
Cultivation and Propagation: Suited for any rich, well-drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Water during the aestival growth cycle (this plant need plenty of water) But needs to be avoided wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sun light can cause sun burning which can lead to scars or even fungal infections and death. In winter keep completely dry at 10°C but can tolerate sporadic light frost.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz