This succulent is endemic in Mexico.
This species is tolerably slow-growing. It needs a well-drained, non-organic soil compost, with big amount of water during the growing season – but always letting the soil get dry before watering again, to avoid root rot. Use a weak low-nitrogen fertilizer to make it grow faster. It does well from light shade to full sun. During winter it needs to be kept dry.
Propagation can be done by seeds – but this species requires 6-10 years to bloom.
The Ariocarpus seedlings look different from adult exemplars, and present feather-like spines.