This compact cactus has dramatic white flowers with a dark burgundy centre in springtime. It has short, thick, white spines.
Common Names: Rose Plaid Cactus
Height and diameter: Grows to about 5cm tall, 5 -8cm diameter
Light: Full sun.
Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.
Flowers: Produces small cream-coloured flowers in spring.
Propagation: By removing and replanting offsets.
Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.