Yellow Pincushion Cactus


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Growing and Caring for Pincushion Cactus

February 9, 2021 by Shiny Aura

Many people are interested in growing the cactus. Growing a cactus plant is quite easy even for the novice gardener.

Among all types of cacti exist, mammillaria cactus: pincushion cactus and golden pincushion cactus become one of the most favorite cacti to grow.

You can easily plant the cactus in your garden without special care. By exposing the plants to the direct sunlight, the cactus can grow well.

These types of plants do not even require a certain amount of watering because these plants can survive without being watered or rainfall.

Furthermore, these cacti are quite popular because the features of the plants are appealing. The flowers of the cacti are gorgeous, too.

Here is the information about sundries of the pincushion cactus.

Pincushion Cactus Plant Varieties

Pincushion cactus is a member of a family called Mammillaria, which includes 250 species of cactus. Some of the species of pincushion have colorful names.

  • The Giant Snake or Crawling Log cactus (Mammillaria matudae) produce long stems.
  • Snowball cushion cactus (Mammillaria candida) is a ball-shaped plant with white felt or fuzz on the skin of the plant.
  • Old Lady cactus (Mammillaria hahniana) is a solitary cactus with white fuzzy hair-like spines and purplish red flowers.
  • There are also Powder puff (Mammillaria bocasa-na) and Rose (Mammillaria zeilmanniana) among many others.

Cactus and succulent stores can provide you with more pincushion cactus information.

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