200cm, a stemless to short-stemmed variety with ornamental slightly bluish-green leaves with thorny margins in a dense, ball-like rosette. It is native of Mexico (Durango, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, and Coahuila). Needs some a very good protection from excessive moisture in winter. Plant in any rich, very well drained soil in a protected spot in the garden in full sun. Alternatively grow as a pot plant in colder regions and keep plants frostfree and drier in full at a minimum of some 5°C in winter. USDA Climate Zone 8/9. VIII-X.