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Mammillaria zeilmanniana var. albiflora

Rose pincushion

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourCream
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Mammillaria zeilmanniana var. albiflora (Rose pincushion). They will grow about 6in high, they have grey-green stems which are covered with fine grey spines, The flowers are deep pink and funnel-shaped in the spring. Grow in full sun and well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Central Mexico

Interest and use

Ornamental, indoors, greenhouse, container

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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 bug and red spider mite can be a problem.

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