Common Names: Lady Finger Cactus, Gold Star, Gold Lace
Growth: Upwards, branching
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Let dry completely
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 16°C - 40°C
Soil: Well draining cactus mix
Container: Pot with drainage
Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly
Propagation: Stem / branch cuttings, removal of offshoots
Interiorscape Use: Desert themed atrium
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Pests can easily hide behind the spines which makes detecting and removing the insects much more difficult.
Comments: A very common household cactus that grow very compact clusters. The spines are harmless but sharp and should still be avoided. The flowers are a pink-yellow and form in rings around the top of the plant if taken care of properly.