(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
Mammillaria painteri belongs to the Cactaceae family. It is a winter-dormant cactus with its origin in Mexico. This tiny globular plant grows up to 6 cm in height and is known by its common name “Twin-spined cactus”. It is a relatively rapid-growing cactus that is virtually covered by spines. Twin spined cactus contains 20 thin white radial spines that resemble bristles and a few longer crimson center spines in the tiny areolas. Greenish-white or yellowish flowers appear in tiny clusters that look extremely pleasing to the eyes.
This cactus is relatively fast-growing.
Mammillaria painteri produces mesmerizing greenish-white or pale light yellow-colored flowers during spring and summer.
In the summer, water frequently. However, keep your cactus dry and in a well-ventilated area during winters. Make sure to not overwater this variety as it can lead to root rot.
Twin spine cactus prefers regular cactus potting mix, which is quite porous.
This Mammillaria species is frost-sensitive. So, if you live in areas with temperatures less than 10.4° F (-12° C), it is best to keep this plant in an indoor setting.
Twin-spined cactus requires bright and filtered light. Exposure to sunlight for an extended period of time may cause burns.
This Mammillaria cactus can be propagated by cuttings or seeds.
This easily flowering variety is often used in pots for balconies, terraces, greenhouses, and patios. Grab your Mammillaria painteri at the best prices!