Its name was chosen in honor of the Austrian botanist Franz Buxbaum. These are columnar plants, with a typical candlestick shape in mature age, when it can reach heights of about 10 meters! Cactus with very narrow and furrowed ribs, it has extremely bright colors both as regards the light green stem, and in reference to the bright yellow or brown thorns. When it comes to flowering, the environment is enriched with large and spectacular "spots" of the most varied and brilliant colors, abundantly repaying us for the long wait for its growth! Here are some simple tips for its proper care and cultivation: The Neobuxbaumia likes to be placed in a pleasantly ventilated area that allows it to be exposed in full sun. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and above all that never drop below 8 ° C, for this reason it is recommended to place it in well-sheltered and ventilated places during the winter. It should be watered in moderation, always making sure that the soil is perfectly dry between each watering. It is sufficient to water it once a week in spring and summer. Completely suspend watering in autumn and winter. We recommend a well-draining soil, even better if further enriched with inert materials such as pumice, sand or lapillus. These are plants that do not need frequent fertilization, for this reason it will be sufficient to dilute a specific fertilizer for cacti with watering once a year.