Contorted multi-fan crest.
Stem: Dark green to red-purple ribs with flat tubercles between
which the areoles appear.
Spines: Teeny, tiny, arranged like little spiders forming a
dense coating, cream to brownish, turn greyish eventually.
Cultivation: It is a summer
grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly
in summer (but do not overwater ) keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a
high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite cold tolerant if kept
dry (hardy to -5° C). Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in
Propagation: Grafting, cutting.