Beautiful cacti with an elongated dark green stem which alternates with the yellowish shades of variegation, which is why it is very appreciated by collectors. The variegated plants are never identical with each other, the variegations are always different, giving the plant an entirely unique appearance. L. pentlandii f. variegated is formed by longitudinal and narrow ribs with tubercles not very marked. The whitish areoles are present in the tubercles, from which come out thin golden thorns, tending to the reddish, of variable length and bent upwards. Between spring and summer, along the sides of the stem grow enormous inflorescences with more varied lively colours, typically funnel-shaped..