Pot: 14 cm.
The name of the Tephrocactus genus derives from the Greek word 'tephra' - 'ash', which refers to the greyish shades of the epidermis. It is a cactus with an elongated dark green or greyish-green stem, which branches off easily. From the areoles with glochids, sparse and short white spines are born, which are curved in different directions, more commonly downwards. It is a plant that is easy to grow, but you have to be very careful when moving or transferring it, because its branches (segments) come off easily.