Full sun all year round, but better with a bit of shade in summer. The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -7
Carry out weekly waterings during the growth period. In winter keep dry at 5 degrees centigrade. It is tolerant to frost.
Typically from seeds but some can be grown from cuttings.
Mealybugs. Mites. Red spider.
It grows best in a well-drained container, filled with a porous cactus soil mix that doesn't contain too much humus.