(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).
Description : Moderately prolific, eventually forming large clumps.
Flowers: Yellow, campanulate, scented, about 32 mm long. They grow from the center of the white wool at the apex.
Seeds: 1,5 mm wide, black.
Origin: Atacama desert in Northern Chile.
Cultivation: Slow growing, it needs full sun but should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer. Requires light watering and good drainage. Keep warm and dry in winter to avoid rot. It needs mild heat in winter. Avoid any frost.
Propagation: Seeds or or stems planted as cuttings. Grafting is often used to speed growth rate and to create a back-up to plants in collection.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz