This is a very nice crested cactus derived from the maculated form.
Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and
difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy to grow. . Use
mineral well permeable substratum with little organic matter (peat,
humus). Water sparingly from March till
October and keep perfectly dry in winter at
temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees centigrade. (but it
is Hardy to -7°C for short periods) In the rest period no high
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.
Propagation: They can be propagated easily from graft (usually)
or by cutting that root in an
unpredictable manner and very slowly.