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Mammillaria geminispina

Pincushion cactus

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  • Mammillaria geminispina | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite striped dark pink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Mammillaria geminispina (Pincushion cactus). This is a light green cactus which offsets into spiny rounded clumps, they grow about 15cm tall and 8cm wide. It will also produce small, white, daisy-shaped flowers striped with dark pink in the spring and red berries in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Mexico, Indies, C S America

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

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug and red spider mite can be a problem.

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