Although regarded as a choice and difficult plant in cultivation it is
relatively easy to grow. It is sometime seen as a grafted plant but
grows very well on its own roots too. Use mineral, well permeable
substratum with little organic matter (peat, humus). Water
sparingly from March until October, and keep
perfectly dry in winter, at temperatures from 5 to 15 degrees
centigrade. (but it is Hardy to -7°C for short
periods). In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!!
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun.
Propagation: Almost exclusively by seed. Plants are sometimes
grafted onto column-shaped cacti.