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Mammillaria sempervivi

Pincushion cactus

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

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.

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)
  • SoilLight, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost-tender cacti that 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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