globular cactus, becoming somewhat
elongated when old.
Spines: 30-40 whitish all
radials, turning to a grey-reddish or brownish tinge in
crown. The spine
base is reddish.
Flowers: Small cream-pink coloured start open from April in
succession over a longer time later in summer form
Cultivation: Although regarded as a choice and
difficult plant in cultivation it is relatively easy. Needs a soil mix
particularly well draining (rot prone). Water
sparingly and keep perfectly dry in winter.
Hardy to -7°C
Light shade to full sun.
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