Full sun all year round. It can tolerate light frosts. In winter keep completely dry at 10 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -5
Water at least once a week during the growth cycle. In winter little to no watering.
Seeds are the usual form of reproduction. These cacti will easily grow from seeds and some from cuttings.
It grows best in a fairly spacious, well-drained container filled with a porous cactus soil mix that doesn't contain too much humus.