Leuchtenbergia. principis is one of the most distinctive, and fascinating cacti.With its long glaucous-green tubercles, tipped by equally long papery spines, it is unlike anything else. It is slow-growing and has a large, tuberous taproot. Older plant forms a short cylindrical shaped stem.Description: Solitary, or slowly offsetting it is very slow-growing but can eventually grow up to30" high, with a cylindrical stem which becomes bare and corky at the base with age. It has long, slender, bluish -green triangular tubercles3" to 6"cm long, with purplish-red blotches at their tips. The axils are woolly, the areoles is at the tip of the tubercle; The tubercles are topped with papery spines, making the plant resemble an agave; central spines1-2 up to4" long ; radials 8 to 14, up to2" long; old, basal tubercles dry up and fall off. Flowers arise from the areole at the tip of the tubercles on mature plant,they are large, funnel-shaped, fragrant, yellow,2" to 4" wide. They are followed by green smooth fruit. When ripe the bottom of the fruit open and release several hundred large seeds. Leuchtenbergia (like the Astrophytums) flowers intermittently throughout the warm months from spring to autumn. This beautiful healthy plant is easy to keep,Don't miss this one, The showing pot is 4", you are buying a 4" pot plant same size and shape of the one on second picture, First plant with flowers is only for reference and not included (not for sale). The cactus will shipping bare root, The shipping is $6.00, For aditional plant the shipping is $2.00 valid for 7 days but please be nice and let me know when you win the product to waituntil you finish to buy for send all plants together on same box (this is the only way to get the $2.00 ship.) We have a lot of extremely rare cactus if you want something rare let me know and I will listing for you. Questions? feel free to email me.Check out my other items! or visit my eCRATER store EXOTICCACTUSCOLLECTIONfor more rare cactus and seedsOn Sep-21-07 at 18:04:52 PDT, seller added the following information: On Jan-18-08 at 12:59:02 PST, seller added the following information: Sellers: Delight buyers. Get your own map of past buyers. Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.