This plant is native to Baja California, Mexico from El Rosario to Vizcaino.This plant grows best in full sun to partial shade. The leaves are a grey/green color with jagged teeth and dark colored spines. Medium to Large size, growing to about 2-3ft tall and offsetting to form a cluster. Slow growing, so very suitable to container culture. This plant needs water when growing and very little to none during the dormant time. The flowers are yellow.