Echinofossulocactus Albatus is a wonderful popular plant for adding texture, colour and shape to landscapes.The stem is a bluish-green sphere that elongate with age, with white-woolly depressed apex;. There are about 35 slender ribs with sharp, undulating edges, depressed at 1.5 cm intervals where areoles appear.
The spines are about 10 to 25 bristle-like, silky, almost transparent radial spines, 1 cm. long, whitish to cream-colored and partially erect; from one to three may be missing from upper areoles. The four central spines are much thicker, longer, and usually darker yellow to tan coloured : they are straight except for the uppermost one, which is may reach 5 cm of length, flat, and often curved backward..
Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.
Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. In a glass room you may have to provide some shade during a hot summers day to prevent sunburn
Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertilizer during summer
It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens