cylindrical, up to
6 cm tall,
10 cm wide.
Flowers: Deep orange
to blood red diameter
Needs regular water in summer.
Keep rather dry in winter, tends to lose its roots in winter. Can
tolerate light frost (-1C°)
Seeds. The seed of this plant are extremely small
and must be sown on the surface of the germination substrate (not buried!!)
But the seedlings after germination are so minuscule and delicate
that it quite problematic to keep them alive. So for this species it is
usually used the
baggy germination technique (in a sterilized pot hermetically closed
in a plastic sachet)