The variegated shape of this cactus presents the typical yellow zones 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 and, for this reason, highly sought after by collectors. In the normal form they are initially columnar cacti, which tend to branch; however, they grow rather quickly, maintaining modest diameters but large lengths (even two meters), up to create bushes of hanging stems, perfect for hanging pots or to decorate shelves. They have stems completely covered by thick flexible spines of golden colour (hence the name of the species). During the flowering season, their already very showy appearance is further enhanced by funnel-shaped flowers of a nice bright orange. They are very simple plants to cultivate, for this reason they are perfect to furnish even less experienced people!