(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
NOTE (THIS PLANTS ARE SEEDLINGS ABOUT 1/4 INCH IN DIAMETER)
It grows into a characteristic, fairly large, granite grey, almost perfect cube. It is quite variable in shape, color and size. It is one of the nicest species in the genus, all of which are oddballs. A very odd species indeed.
Flower: Greyish-green hairy petals with a purple center. It has the largest flowers in the genus, and like the others, the cluster of flowers are fly pollinated and smell like rotting meat.
Blooming season: Regularly blossoms mainly during the end of the summer in the bottom side of the plants but may bloom during the year whenever the growing conditions are appropriate.
Cultivation and propagation: Relatively easy to grow. It needs regular watering, especially during the hottest summer day, provide also some light watering if the green house temperatures in winter are elevated.
Frost tolerance: Winter temperatures must be kept over 10°C.
Sun exposure: It takes a great advantage if grown in very strong light but sheltered from full sun.
Cultural practices: Provide a very good ventilation. It grows quite easily and fast on its own roots.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz