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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.
The spiny pincushion cactus is slow-growing.
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.
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.
The hardiness zone of this cactus is 9b to 11. It can tolerate frost but only slightly.
Cactus Pincushion requires bright full sun but partial shade during the noontime.
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