Even after forming clusters, its apex is always
tilted toward the sun
Description: N. warasii is a
globular cactus usually solitary or slowly clustering related to
N. leninghausii and similar to
magnificus but with green surface. Stems became tall and
erect as it ages (up to 60 cm tall, 30 cm in diameter). As typical with
most cacti, this plant varies from specimen to specimen and whether it
suckers or remains single makes each plant unique and fantastic when it
get large growth size.
Spines: golden, short and bristly forming rows down its ribs.
Flowers: large yellow with glossy petals 6 cm in diameter.
Blossoms stand near the top and appear during the summer.
Cultivation: It is easy to grow. They like a
warm bright location, does great in partial shade avoid full sun.
They need good drainage and prefer a neutral to slightly acidic compost
with plenty of extra grit. Water and feed during the summer. Best if
watered with rain water. Keep above 0°C and rather dry in winter, rot
easily if the substrate is wet and cold, tends to lose its roots in
Propagation: Seeds or cuttings (if available)