Mammillaria bombycina is a popular cactus with bright green to grey stem. It belongs to the Cactaceae family and is known by its common name ‘Silken pincushion cactus’. The stem of the plant grows up to 8 inches in height and 2.4 inches in diameter. The origin of the winter-dormant plant is in Mexico.Growth Rate
The growth rate of the Silken pincushion cactus is slow.Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
You will need to water this variety once every week as overwatering will damage the plant.Soil
Mammillaria bombycina is a fast-draining cactus. It needs well-drained soil, and adding perlite, pumice, or coarse sand is ideal.Hardiness
The hardiness of the plant is 9, with a frost tolerance of -3°C (26.6°F).Light
This plant needs partial shade to grow.Propagation
Mammillaria bombycina is one of the easiest species to grow. Propagation is possible through seeds or by sowing.
The Silken pincushion cactus is the most adorable-looking plant. The flowers are the main attraction. You can choose this cactus to décor your garden or home.
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|Common Name||The silken pincushion cactus|
|Flower||Pink or white|
|Scientific Name||Mammillaria bombycina|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|