Description: Plants usually solitary.
Stems narrow cylindrical, 30 - 50 cm high, to 5 cm in
diameter whit naked axil but densely woolly in the flowering zone. Body
Spines: 20-25 golden yellow, slightly pubescent up to 10mm long
Flowers: inconspicuous , greenish yellow, barely rising above the
Cultivation: This is
an easy but slow growing species that
will form clusters of green stems in cultivation. It
requires bright sun to light
shade exposures. Water sparingly, needs good drainage
as roots are easily lost in pots that stay damp for any length of time.
considered frost tender by some.
Propagation: Offsets, seeds