Eriocactus (Notocactus) plants
The Eriocactus family consists of two species: Eriocactus leninghausii and Eriocactus schumannianus. They are now grouped in the Notocactus family with other species. These cacti with beautifull spines grow in a roundish manner, usually in groups. Eriocactus is found in Paraguay and in Southern Brazil. Cultivation is rather easy. Eriocactus can be cultivated from seeds and grows well in a general cactus soil mix. Supply some shade for seedlings and young plants. keep the plants dry in winter at a temperature of around 10 °C.