This low maintenance cactus can grow low or to a significant height, ranging from 3 to 15 feet tall. It performs best in full sun to light shade, and requires, like all cactus, well draining soil. Keep dry in winter.
A great choice for xeriscaping, desert gardens, or as a companion to succulents, it is also deer-resistant.
The red fruit is edible, but not readily accessible, and more appealing to javelinas than it is to humans.