(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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).
This perennial attractive succulent species has prettily marked pencil-like stems with purple-green patterns and soft spines along the sides.
Few, cylindrical, soft, brittle, glabrous and highly succulent, jointed, often 2-25 cm long, sometimes longer and about 7-20 mm thick, with 4-6 or rarely more angles or grooves with scale-leaves arranged along the ribs, dark green and often with an unusual pinkish tinge with silvery-green striations and purple arrowhead markings below each node.
Blooming season: Autumn
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 10-12
Frost tolerance: Needs some frost protection
Sun exposure: Light shade
Origin: South Africa (Mpumalanga)
Blooming Habits: Blooms in March
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz