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Pincushion Cactus

Mammillaria spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

40cm

3cm

Min

3cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pincushion Cactus Overview

Mammillaria is a genus containing around 162 species of spiny, perennial cacti in the Cactaceae family. They are native to Central America and the Caribbean, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. These plants have clusters of nobbly spherical or columnar stems topped by rings of funnel-shaped flowers. There are a variety of diverse forms, including interested crested plants, making them popular among cactus collectors. These plants grow best in full sun and very well-draining soil, add sand, grit or perlite to improve soil drainage. Water sparingly and infrequently as like most succulent plants, it can cope long periods without water. Overwatering is more detrimental, particularly when growing indoors as a houseplant and may lead to root rot.

Common problems with Pincushion Cactus

How to propagate Pincushion Cactus

Seed

Division

Offsets can be removed and planted.

Special features of Pincushion Cactus

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Other uses of Pincushion Cactus

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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