When inactive, the plant is very cold tolerant. It needs a lot of light. Half shade or full sun. Optimal temperature range between 20 and 30 degrees centigrade. The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -5
Water regularly throughout the summer whenever the pot is allowed to drain. You should avoid wetting the body of this plant. Let dry between waterings.
Mealybugs, scaly insects and mites.
It grows well in rich, well-drained soil, such as clay, pumice, lava sand, and just a little bit of peat or mold, but is not demanding on the soil.