Pincushion Cactus - Plant

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nurserylive-pinchusion-cactus
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Beehive cactus,
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Growing pincushion cactus is an easy gardening project for the novice gardener. ... Snowball cushion cactus (Mammillaria candida) is a ball-shaped plant with white felt or fuzz on the skin of the plant.

Common name: Beehive cactus,
Color: Pink.
Bloom time: august sep.
Height: 5 cm (2 inches)
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Pincushion cactus care is very simple and suitable for the beginning gardener. Cactus plants are used to dry conditions and limited fertility. The soil for a pincushion needs to be well drained and gritty. The soil needs to dry out between watering, which is best accomplished with a sandy topsoil. The cactus goes dormant in winter and needs no additional irrigation until spring

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 65-90 degrees

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • If optimum heat and watering conditions are met, the pincushion cactus may reward you with flowers in spring.
  • Enhance the chance of blooming by holding off watering until several weeks into spring.
  • You can also apply a cactus food in early spring to give the plant the nutrients it needs to produce blooms.

Use
Medicinal use:
  • (Mamillaria heyderi)

Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/pincushion-cactus/pincushion-cactus-care.htm http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Pincushion+Cactus+&stpos=0&stype=AND
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