I have three of them currently. One is a little ragged. I have lost two in the last two years (out all winter). The three I have now I bring in during the winter, put in a window, and water once per month. I keep them in planters, then put those outside (doing that next week when I have some time) and bury them such as they look "natural" -- as in, "not in a pot". I then dig them back up in October. I have found they do very well, and I can keep them green almost all year with managed watering. I would like to get better stock from NM as you mention, or the high ground of West Texas. I don't know where mine come from exactly, but were bought out of Arizona. With the right strain, and maybe just some good protection in that week or two out of the year here where it doesn't get above freezing; I think they can be kept "alive" if not thrive, all year.
It is one of my favorite plants of all of the Sonora and Chihuahua.
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