Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi
Mammillaria sempervivi

Mammillaria sempervivi

(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).

This is a popular slow growing and easy to cultivate cactus species originally from central and northern Mexico has a dull grey-green color and it can grow up to 5" in diameter. The white wool between the areoles makes this species a pleasure to look at and grow.

Sun exposure: Light shade
Origin: Central and northern Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Queretaro)
Growth habits: Solitary or slowly clumping, 3 inches wide (7.5 cm)
Watering needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage.
Propagation: Seeds
Blooming Habits: Whitish flowers with pinkish mid stripe, 0.8" long and diameter (2 cm)


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Blooming Season Slow
Common Name Pincushion cactus"
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Purple/pink
Frost Tolerance 5° c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 2
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Mammillaria sempervivi
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Lisa B.
United States

Love this cactus, looks like it's covered in snow

All of the cactus I ordered from Planet Desert were very well packed and arrived in perfect condition. They also looked like what was pictured on the website. Will definitely be ordering from them again.

Latishcia S.
United States United States

Awesome Experience

It was a pleasant and lovely experience. I love the fact that you subscribe what type of blooms they are in color. Well packaged and it's a plus that you have a name tag for each one. And fast shipping. Thank you.

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Tracy B.

All 3 cacti I ordered were sent promptly,...

All 3 cacti I ordered were sent promptly, were amazingly packaged in their own pots with dirt and topping in place plus all had their own ID stick. Excellent customer experience

Mammillaria sempervivi

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