Compact small clustering cactus.
Stem: Black-green with woolly areoles.
Spines: Short, whitish-cream to almost black. thin and spreding.
Flowers: Approx. 5.5 cm. long, 4.5 cm in diameter
vary from orange to red with an orange, red or green stigma.
Blooming season (Europe): Flowers are produced in spring and remain open
for about three or four days.
Roots: Tap root.
is a summer grower species that
offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in
summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous,
keep rather dry in winter.
Feed with a high potassium
fertilizer in summer.
It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -5° C)
Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost.
(seldom produces offsets)