Thelocactus Hexaedrophorus is a unique succulent, known for its flat stems and beautiful rosette.
The plant is usually solitary and can reach up to 8 cm in height and 15 cm in diameter. The stem is globose, fleshy, barrel-shaped, arranged in 8-13 ribs made of fat, rounded tubercles covered with circular and hairy areoles. The areoles are woolly and bear 4-6 erect, whitish to reddish radial spines, up to 2 cm long. Blooming occurs in late spring early summer, and blossom are borne at the apex of the stem. The showy ephemeral flowers are funnel-shaped, white to pink with yellow stamens. Fruits are spherical, green to dark red and covered with scales.
Thelocactus species like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well . Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. Provide bright, even light to encourage tight growth and flowering. Some shade during a hot summers day can be helpful to prevent sunburn.
Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between watering, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.
Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.
Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertilizer during summer
Suited for window sill and dish gardens