(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.
Blooming Habits: Whitish flowers with pinkish mid stripe, 0.8" long and diameter (2 cm)
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Pincushion cactus"|
|Frost Tolerance||5° c|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Mammillaria sempervivi|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|