Native to South America, this cactus has a shiny deep green skin like a tomato, with spines that curve back in toward its body. One of only a few cacti in the world that flowers purple. Hardy to 32 degrees F.
CARE + MAINTENANCE
Light + temperature
Medium to bright light.
Temperature: 70 - 90°F.
Water sparingly, only when soil is completely dry.
Toxic to pets.
We suggest a good soak of the cacti no more than once a month, in winter months feel free to move to once every two months. A well draining pot is best for these after a soaking so the cacti does not sit in water too long.
How can I tell if I over watered my cactus?
The cactus will feel mushy and/or turning black at the base, this indicates too much water. Sometimes the cactus might break or have cactus rot, however, if you notice the cactus is mushy but not turning color, do not water it for another month or two and it should recover.
Origin + Shipping
All our plants are grown in Florida, California, Canada, or Hawaii, and comply with all phytosanitary and quarantine regulations.
Plants are expertly packed by our team and shipped in plastic grow pots to ensure the least amount of damage during shipping. Heat packs are automatically included when plants are shipped to cold climates.