(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).
Its long, green leaves are heavily lined with deep purple. If allowed to sprawl, it can reach about 8.0" tall, but it can be kept in a more compact rosette form with regular pruning. It is accustomed to direct sun in its native habitat in the limestone hills of central Mexico. Each spring or summer it can send up a 12.0" tall bloom stalk of pink to yellow star-shaped flowers.
It needs bright sunlight to maintain their colors and compact rosette form. They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures, they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny windowsill or under a grow light.
Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz