Pot: 12 cm.
It is a very slow growing, shrub-shaped, caudiciform succulent, that can reach heights of 1 to 2 meters. It has a gray-green trunk, covered with thorns, and at its apex it produces lanceolate, slightly wavy, green leaves, which it loses during the vegetative rest. In the caudex it stores water to survive during periods of drought. Its large flowers vary in color from white to purple.