Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier Birds Nest Cactus
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier has the common name ‘Birds nest cactus.’ It is a small succulent that grows up to 2 inches in height and has multiple globose-shaped stem clumps at the base. Other characteristic features include 4 to 5 radial spines without any central spine. This species belongs to the Cactaceae family, with its origin in Mexico. The winter-dormant succulent has a slow growth rate, requiring medium to light shade sun exposure.
Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier is slow-growing but is easy to cultivate.
This plant bears white and green flowers during the blooming season, that is, summers.
Watering and Feeding
These cacti require regular watering during summer. Avoid overwatering any time of the year. Winters should be drying for them. A potassium-rich fertilizer is advised for best growth in summer.
Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier requires mineral substratum and well-drained soil. When potting, avoid peat or sources of humus.
The plant is frost resistant with a frost tolerance temperature of -2°C (28.4°F). The hardiness zone of Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier is 9b to 11b.
When planting Birds nest cactus indoors, ensure to place the pot close to sunny windows. In the outdoors, the plant prefers light shade rather than full sunlight.
These cacti can be propagated readily from cuttings.
A happy succulent Mammillaria Camtotricha Marnier earnestly grows when placed on a south-facing window grill. This variety of cacti can be gifted to family and friends too!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Birds nest cactus|
|Flower||White and green|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Mammillaria camtotricha marnier|
|Sun Exposure||Light shade|