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Setiechinopsis mirabilis is a very small cactus (usually) solitary. The plants are easily grown from seed and providing good cultural conditions they may begin to flower in their second year. The species grows on the edges of Salinas and in monte shrublands, often under shrubs in flat prairies up to the base of mountains.
This cactus bloom lasts for only one night, but a number are produced in succession.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Water regularly from march to October, rot prone in winter, needs good drainage
This variety needs to be kept in a cool place during winter rest (can briefly tolerate temp. as low as -4°C)
Indicated for full sun or half shade exposure
They grow trivially easily from their freely produced seed and will bloom their second year. It is self-fertile, hundreds of seeds are produced in every dry fruit whether it has been pollinated or not.