Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria bombycina

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.

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

Blooming Season Spring
Common Name The silken pincushion cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink or white
Frost Tolerance -3°c
Growth Rate Medium
Hardiness Zone 9
Height 20 cm
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Mammillaria bombycina
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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07/08/2022
David B.
United States United States

Beyond my expectations!

Beyond my expectations! This plant has so much potential for years of satisfaction as it is very healthy and was packaged extremely well! Thank you so much

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05/30/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Mammillaria bombycina

Plants always arrive in excellent condition. Love all my plants I receive from Planet Desert.

KC
11/02/2021
Kevin C.
United States United States

Very nice cacti

So far, so good! They arrived quickly. Well packed (and not so overly wrapped you would ***** yourself opening them!). Very nice specimens. Three — all healthy. I replanted them in a 10” long pot and have them on my windowsill. Of course, we are entering the “dormant” winter period so I’m expecting little growth until spring. Follow the directions!

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06/01/2021
Beverly C.

excellent purchase. Well packaged & obviou...

excellent purchase. Well packaged & obviously grown with love.

GP
04/28/2021
Geoffrey P.
United States United States

Love it

Arrived in perfect condition. What a pretty little cactus!

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