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Mammillaria schiedeana

Pincushion cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mammillaria schiedeana (Pincushion cactus). A single or clustering cactus with mid green stems to 6cm with long woolly hairs in axils and yellowish spines. Cream flowers to 2cm are produced from summer to autumn. From Mexico. Frost tender.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Central Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, 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 bugs and foot rot.

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