Your cacti collection will not be complete without this dwarf cactus that just likes being around and looking cute. It is the smallest of the Ceroid cacti family, and, with enough patience and proper conditions, Pygmaeocereus bieblii blooms with a charming white flower at night. This is a slow-growing plant, so if you get attached to small plants, this one is here to stay small forever.
Originally from Peru, Pygmaeocereus bieblii belongs to the Cactaceae family, in which most of its species grow almost taller than an average human. Pygmaeocereus bieblii, however, rarely gets taller than 6 inch (15 cm). At maturity, it grows in a columnar shape but keeps its globular shape for the first years. The thorns that this cactus grows are small, white ones that resemble bristles more than thorns, which makes them very special amongst cacti collectors. When blooming, the flower of this plant exceeds the plant’s diameter and produces a sweet, intense fragrance.