On Jul 20, 2012, btlr44 from Batesville, AR wrote:
The only thing, I can say is, I bought mine , last yr at Walmart...I was watering, about 2 times a mth...it was doing good...left it out, under covered deck...last winter..but, we did have a mild winter...this yr...2012 , I started watering once a wk..been so hot..triple digits...then , I noticed, this thing , coming on top of it...not at all, thinking of a bloom..but, I kept watching..and low and behold, I went out, to check,, on it, and , it had opened,,beautiful yellow, like the pictures.. Btw. I do , feed all my cactus, once a mth..not, spring and fall..I have had, many of my cactus, to bloom, for first time this yr..I am a happy person...just wanted to share..I can't post a pic of it, because of Apple...grrrrrrrrrr sorry..but it is only about 5 inches tall....Walmart, had some recently, and I bought another one...it looks just like all the pictures...
On Jun 30, 2011, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:
An elegant, charismatic little cactus with impressive winter hardiness, as long as it doesn't get overwatered in winter. The spines are basically soft hairs, not much to worry about; I like petting mine, in fact. Any cactus garden without this species is simply lacking in the coolness department.
On Mar 15, 2008, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
Despite the underwelming writeups below you should know this is one of THE most desireable cacti species to own. Beautiful bright yellow spines on a hardy to everything,plant. Maybe the most eye catching cacti at Lotusland and The Huntington botanical gardens.That says alot for this humble common Walmart cacti! Amazing ability to spread if allowed and yet can live decades in a pot. I strongly recommend this great cacti.
On Mar 28, 2004, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is one of the faster growing small, spiny cactuses. It is intensely spiny and very dangerous to walk too close to. Tends to pup and sometimes bud another plant off near the top. Makes a nice yellow look in the garden and excellent planted in masses. Usually sold under name Notocactus
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Green Valley, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Hayward, California Reseda, California San Diego, California Thousand Oaks, California Windsor, California Fort Walton Beach, Florida Deer Park, Texas