(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).
Flowers: Their colors are very variable, going from yellow to orange, tomato-red, vine-red and also happening through all the imaginable tones of violet.
Cultivation and Propagation: It is a summer-growing species
Watering: Water regularly from March till October (but do not over-water), and keep perfectly dry in winter, at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!!Care must be taken with watering as they tend to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.
Exposition: They require as much sun and light as possible, and pure air availability. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy spine production.
Hardiness: It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -5° C or less for short periods of time) Keep drier and cool in winter.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz