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Mammillaria lloydii

Pincushion cactus

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourRed centred white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Mammillaria lloydii (Pincushion cactus). A cactus from North and central Mexico bearing striking red striped flowers centred white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

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

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the spring and summer or from offsets in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and foot rot.

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