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

Bloom Season Spring
Botanical Name Mammillaria bombycina
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink or white
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Mature Size 20 cm
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 3°c

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02/27/2020
Darlene F.
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I Love It!!

This little cutie arrived healthy, in perfect condition and lovingly packed to arrive in excellent shape. With fertilizer, water and sunshine, he is already beginning to grow! You are definitely my go-to place for cacti! Thank you!

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10/13/2020
Susan S.
United States United States

cute

Repotted it in an appropriately sized pot and it's now residing on a shelf where it gets late afternoon sun. Looking forward to seeing lots more red, hooked spines.

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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Mammillaria bombycina

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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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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

Bloom Season Spring
Botanical Name Mammillaria bombycina
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink or white
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Mature Size 20 cm
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 3°c

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Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 21 Reviews
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100% 
21
4 ★
0% 
0
3 ★
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2 ★
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Filter Reviews:
DF
02/27/2020
Darlene F.
United States United States

I Love It!!

This little cutie arrived healthy, in perfect condition and lovingly packed to arrive in excellent shape. With fertilizer, water and sunshine, he is already beginning to grow! You are definitely my go-to place for cacti! Thank you!

SS
10/13/2020
Susan S.
United States United States

cute

Repotted it in an appropriately sized pot and it's now residing on a shelf where it gets late afternoon sun. Looking forward to seeing lots more red, hooked spines.

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

Love it

Arrived in perfect condition. What a pretty little cactus!

Planet Desert  Review
KC
01/12/2020
Kristina C.

Astounding seller, amazing large plants ar...

Astounding seller, amazing large plants arrived safely.

VB
03/15/2019
Vseewaldt B.

This review has no content.

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