On Sep 15, 2010, acactus from Silverado, CA wrote:
This is a great Brazilian cactus that is hardier than I thought. I live in zone 8 Hesperia, CA 92345 where winter temperatures reach 25 degrees annually. I have two plants one in the ground & the other in a pot. the in ground specimen has been living in its location for & years, it is protected (by a old sheet & a cardboard box) when temperatures drop below 20 degrees F.
On Aug 25, 2006, Gourd from Mesilla Park, NM wrote:
Have had this in the xeriscape and it has tripled it's size in two years. Needs to be placed with other plants to protect it from the full sun here in zone 8a low desert area. Does great in partial shade. They look fantastic when they get some growth/size to them.
On Jun 27, 2005, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
i LOVE this plant. it always performed well in the Keys, now that im in Central Fla. it's blooming even bigger and better. i had a blanket around it a couple of times this winter. it's really rewarding me now!!! i water and feed in the summer.
On Oct 7, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
A beautifull native of Brazil. Large blossoms stand near the top and appear during the summer. They like a warm bright location, not in full sun, water during the summer, they need good drainage. During winter's rest period they should be dry and cool.
On Feb 5, 2003, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:
You know a species of this genus resembles very well to the magnificus, namely the Eriocactus werrasii. (sory I still take the genus name Eriocactus!!! I do not as much beleave in all those changes who only serve those who are participant of the cloning on species. Which cactophyl can follow all this??? We should buy all books concerning this because nearly every month there is somewhere a revieuw of on or the other genus.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Green Valley, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Tucson, Arizona , California Castro Valley, California Davis, California (2 reports) Hayward, California Hesperia, California La Presa, California Reseda, California San Leandro, California San Marino, California Clermont, Florida Fort Walton Beach, Florida Lakeland, Florida New Port Richey, Florida Umatilla, Florida