Cultivation: It is a
rapidly growing species. Water regularly in summer, but do not
over-water (rot prone). Use pot with good drainage and a very porous
potting media. Keep dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer
in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry, hardy as low as -5°
C (some reports give it hardy to -12°C). Outside full sun or afternoon
shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. A big clump can be
produced in a few years.
Propagation: Division of larger clumps (cuttings) in spring or summer.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Mammillaria bocasana.