About 113 scientific names of species in the family.
Native to Argentina and Bolivia in their hills and mountains. The shape of the plants are generally small, colorful cacti, globular or flattened – globular plants that usually form in a small clump. Stems are usually tubercular in poorly – defined ribs. Splines vary widely even within plants of the same species. They are vigorous growers which flower quite readily with typically many relatively large, showy, brightly colored flowers which arise from aureoles usually around the lower portions of the stems. Flowers are funnel-shaped with floral tubes that often extend and curve upwards over the plant. Floral tubes feature scales and may have hairs but not spines. The color they form varies from red, white, pink, orange, yellow, and two-tone colors as well.
Ideal to place them in a strong light area so they don’t stretch out of shape. But protect them from the warmer months by placing them in part shade. Well-draining soil is needed to use with extra drainage as they are prone to riot near the roots system. Naturally grown on hillsides and rock faces where the water runs away. As they are cactus water lightly in winter. In their growing season once a week and allow to dry out completely before watering again. Repot only when the plants out powder the pot by roots or plant size on top. Takes 2 years to 3 years to grow to size.