An amazing spineless cactus producing huge flowers 8 to 10cm across over the summer months. Plants remain solitary but can have occasional offsets when older. Plants are slow growing.
Position - under protected, partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoor only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose their nice shape and colour. Flowering will only occur in good light.
Watering - can be watered all year round and grow fastest in the warmer months. Plants will survive without water for very long periods and remain compact when dry.
Feeding - 25% of recommended dosage monthly in growing period. The less food, the better the shape of the plant. Fertilisers high in nitrogen may reduce flowering period.
Repotting - can be left to overgrow their pots, or repotted in the warmer months in almost any well drained potting mix.