This cactus grows in xerophytic shrubland (Chihuahuan Desert) among calcareous rocks, often in rock cracks or in the shade of Hechtia spp. together with Leuchtenbergia principis and Pelecyphora strobiliformis. Illegal collecting is the major threat, and overgrazing and subsequent erosion poses a lesser threat.
Currently growing in 2 inch pots
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