Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta
Coryphantha compacta

Commonly known as the Pincushion cactus, the Coryphantha compacta is characterized by a solitary, green erect globular stem with crowded tubercles and 11 to 16 interwoven radial spines. A native to Mexico, it belongs to the Cactaceae family and grows up to about 6 cm tall in height. This slow-growing cactus loves full sun but prefers the shade during the afternoon hours. It is slightly frost-hardy. The plant blooms anytime between spring to summer when large bright yellow flowers adorn its top.

Growth Rate
The spiny pincushion cactus is slow-growing.

Flowering
Pincushion cactus flowers are quite large and bright yellow-colored. The blooming time is between spring to summer.

Watering and Feeding
Pincushion cactus care tip is to water the cactus frequently in spring and summer, sparingly in autumn, and almost negligibly in winters. You can use a typical cactus fertilizer during spring.

Soil
Spiny pincushion cactus care tip in respect of soil is to use a typical cactus potting mix with 20% sand. The ground should be well-draining so that it is dry between waterings.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone of this cactus is 9b to 11. It can tolerate frost but only slightly.

Light
Cactus Pincushion requires bright full sun but partial shade during the noontime.

Propagation
The best method of propagating this species is through seeds.

The Coryphantha compacta plant gets its name from the unique feature of its spines that cover the stem thoroughly. Thus, it is known as Compacta. It is a showstopper with a mass of tubercles, radial, and central spines. Get the best quality from Planet Desert.

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Coryphantha compacta

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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 6" and larger 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

  • Description
  • Key Plant Features

Commonly known as the Pincushion cactus, the Coryphantha compacta is characterized by a solitary, green erect globular stem with crowded tubercles and 11 to 16 interwoven radial spines. A native to Mexico, it belongs to the Cactaceae family and grows up to about 6 cm tall in height. This slow-growing cactus loves full sun but prefers the shade during the afternoon hours. It is slightly frost-hardy. The plant blooms anytime between spring to summer when large bright yellow flowers adorn its top.

Growth Rate
The spiny pincushion cactus is slow-growing.

Flowering
Pincushion cactus flowers are quite large and bright yellow-colored. The blooming time is between spring to summer.

Watering and Feeding
Pincushion cactus care tip is to water the cactus frequently in spring and summer, sparingly in autumn, and almost negligibly in winters. You can use a typical cactus fertilizer during spring.

Soil
Spiny pincushion cactus care tip in respect of soil is to use a typical cactus potting mix with 20% sand. The ground should be well-draining so that it is dry between waterings.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone of this cactus is 9b to 11. It can tolerate frost but only slightly.

Light
Cactus Pincushion requires bright full sun but partial shade during the noontime.

Propagation
The best method of propagating this species is through seeds.

The Coryphantha compacta plant gets its name from the unique feature of its spines that cover the stem thoroughly. Thus, it is known as Compacta. It is a showstopper with a mass of tubercles, radial, and central spines. Get the best quality from Planet Desert.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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