Plants usually solitary.
(But nowadays the var. pejerreies is considered nothing
else than a synonym of E. curvispina which is one of the
most variable taxon in appearance. In fact, there are a number of
variety so different looking, but not all the authorities recognize the
different population as segregate varieties.)
Stem: Globular, up to 15 cm.
Spines: Long stiff greyish-brown spines whit darker tip, young
spines are almost black while older one became greyish.
Flowers are about 4 cm in diameter.
Cultivation: It is a summer grower
species. Easy to cultivate but
rot prone if kept in a non
Require a very fast draining drying soil, water regularly in summer,
but do not overwater.
full sun exposure (or
Good heat tolerance.
Hardy to at least -5°C
( but probably can tolerate - 10° C for brief periods)
propagated from Seeds.
(seldom produces offsets)
Photo of conspecific taxa,
varieties, forms and cultivars of plants
belonging to the Eriosyce
taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Eriosyce)
whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):