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Mammillaria carmenae

Pincushion cactus

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhitish, yellow stamens
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mammillaria carmenae (Pincushion cactus). A frost tender low cactus from Eastern and Central Mexico. Has over 100 spines to 5mm long. Single, bell-shaped flowers are whitish with yellow stamens appearing in mid spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Eastern and Central Mexico.

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost-tender cacti's they require full sun for maximum flowering. They are easy to grow, and prefer light, sandy soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring and summer, or from offsets in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and foot rot.

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