They need a lot of light to develop their typical spine, but different clones vary in their tolerance to full sunlight. The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -2
During hot weather you may need to water the plants more frequently as long as the plant is actively growing. From autumn it should be reduced.
Mealybugs, scaly insects and mites. Watch out for rot if the plants are over-watered
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.