Why choose me?
- I can withstand even lower temperatures than my "colleagues"
- I need very little water
- my spines are very particular, reddish and hooked
It likes full sun exposure, with good airflow.
It tolerates high temperatures very well.
It is quite resistant even to the cold, but it must be sheltered if the temperature drops below 4-5 ° C.
In summer, water in moderation, only when the soil is dry.
In winter, watering can be suspended to avoid excess humidity.
In spring, small funnel-shaped flowers bloom, the colour of which can vary from white to dark pink.
Originally from northern Mexico, its name derives from the Latin bombycinus, which means “made of silk”, referring to the dense and soft down that surrounds the younger parts of the plant, on the top.