Growth rate: This species produces noticeable amounts of growth each year if kept well fed and watered throughout the warmest months, particularly if it has been acclimatized to accept full sun. Once this cactus is established it can easily produce 10 cm of growth every year.
Sun exposure: Outside full sun, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun. During winter months, put them in a cool luminous place and encourage them to enter winter dormancy by withholding water and fertilizer over the winter as they will etiolate, or become thin, due to lower levels of light.
Soils: It needs a fertile, well-drained soil mix.
Waterings: Water the plants well and allow them to dry before watering again. This species seems to do better with a little more water than most cacti. In fact, its cultivation requirements are really more like 'normal' plants than most other cacti.