This plants is native to Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Querétaro, Mexico. This plant grows best in full sun. The pads are a medium to olive green color with golden yellow spines and brown areoles. Hardy to atleast 25F, but reported to tolerate lower temps. This plant is a medium height (3 to 4ft) shrubby spreading grower. This plant needs water when growing and very little to none during the dormant time. This plant produces beautiful yellow flowers that fade to a salmon/orange.