Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion
Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion
Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion
Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion
Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion

Bird’s-nest pincushion is a round-shaped, prominently ‘long nippled cactus’ that clumps at a young age, also known as Mammillaria decipiens subs. albescens. A densely globose dwarf cactus that forms small, rounded, well-armed stems that are mainly composed of elongated tubercles end in radial spines. Large, fleshy roots, especially in mature plants, are another characteristic of this subgenus. It is native to central Mexico.

This dwarf cactus needs more sunlight, as bright sun exposure and partial shade are best for its growth. To germinate cacti light is necessary but no direct sunlight. Gradually allow them to have more sunlight as they grow larger. For this reason, it is advised to provide protection for it during the winter months. It is advisable to maintain it at warm temperatures and never below 6 °C.

They need water sparingly in summer and should be kept dry in winter. Before watering it again, make sure it is completely dried. This type of species grows best in slightly well-drained soil with no frequent fertilization to keep roots cool in summer. It is unique in that it has two flowering periods throughout the year, one at the start of spring and one at the end of summer. This gives your surroundings incredible liveliness for a very long time! 

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Dolichothele albescens - Bird’s-nest pincushion

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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