This plant is native to the Balsas river basin; in the states of Mexico & Guerrero, Mexico. This is the actual plant that you will receive. This seedling is shown in a 2.5” pot. This plant has dark green stems which can turn a brownish/purple color in strong sunlight with short black/brown spines. The stems can be 3 or 4 ribbed, even on the same plant and some can twist and spiral. This plant will grow a tuberous root system, somewhat caudex like. Grow in full sun to partial shade. The flowers are a silky white. This is a night blooming species.