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Mammillaria sempervivi

For sale by P.Kennedy

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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 | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Mammillaria sempervivi

Common names

Pincushion cactus


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.

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Sandy
  • WaterDry

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