Cactus plant very sought after by collectors and lovers of succulents for its unusual shape. The stem is composed of long and thin cylindrical stems, curved and intertwined, green in color but covered by a thick white dotting. The overall appearance resembles the hair of the mythological monster Medusa, from which it takes the peculiar Latin name 'Caput-medusae'. The inflorescence occurs in autumn, generating large yellow flowers along the stems. The variegated shape of this cactus presents the typical lighter areas in the exact points where the chlorophyll is absent: these characteristics will never be the same from one plant to another, therefore each specimen will be absolutely unique!