Pincushion Cactus In Bloom (Mammillaria mystax)

Originally hailing from Mexico (Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Puebla), Globe or Pincushion cacti are a favorite succulent to be grown by gardeners.

Be sure to plant the cactus into a porous fast draining soil (with small pebbles) and give the cylindrical plant enough direct or indirect sunshine. To put them into a North facing window will not give them enough exposure of sunlight. If fertilizing use one rich in potassium and phosphorus, but low in nitrogen, as with almost all cacti. Repot every 2 to 3 years and enjoy their May, April bloom.

They got their name from Latin mammilla, "nipple", referring to the tubercles that make the distinctive features of the genus.

Folder: Flora & Fauna

Uploaded: Dec 28, 2016

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Tags: #amucomm, Cactus, Cacti, Pincushion Cactus, Succulent, Flora, Nature, Close Up, Portrait, Pink, Yellow, Green, Bokeh, Tubercles, Spine

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4 Comments
blondy505

blondy505

posted 7 months ago

great

amuphoto

amuphoto

posted 7 months ago

Thank you factice and majaww for commenting!

factice

factice

posted 7 months ago

bardzo ładne..!

majaww

majaww

posted 7 months ago

Beautiful