E. infausta has almost spherical stems with 8 to 12 ribs.
Will offsets from the base.
The plants in the wild differ from
one population to another, but also from one plant to another. This has
caused much confusion.
Cultivation: Like a sunny
position. It does best in a mineral soil, good drainage is essential.
Water sparingly during the summer months and keep dry in winter. It is a
slow growing long lived plant and once established, it will be content
in its position and with its soil for years. It can tolerate moderate
shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly
hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely
scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun. It is
propagated from seed sown during spring or summer.