(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).
It needs well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter and 70 centimetres tall. The flowers are brownish-pink.
This is a winter-grower.
Flowers are white, cream-colored or light pink. The flowers appear from winter to spring (June to October). The seeds have narrow brown heads with spiral tails, and are light in weight, which makes it easy to be dispersed by wind.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz