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A small growing (4 " /10cm) Mammillaria that produces a circle of small magenta flowers when it has grown to 2" (5cm) in diameter. Withstands cold spells if kept dry, suitable for a cool greenhouse.
Mammillaria sempervivi (Pincushion cactus). This is a dark green, spherical cactus with short, reddish spines, it will produce small pink flowers in the spring and tiny red fruit in the summer.
They are frost-tender cacti that require full sun for maximum flowering. They are easy to grow, and prefer light, sandy soil.
Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.
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