(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).
A very showy plant, with dark crimson flowers 2” in diameter. The petioles of the leaves do not fall off but remain in the shape of spines. The peduncles are one-flowered. The plant was introduced in 1790 and it flowers in May and June. It succeeds best when planted in a conservatory, where it forms a handsome bush 2” high.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz