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Pincushion Cactus - Cactus Plant

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Description

Pincushion cactus is a large group of small, free-flowering cacti that are easy to care for.

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1 Pincushion Cactus - Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Densely spined, and in many types the spines are so elongated and soft that the plant appears hairy.

Stems 1 to several, more or less spherical, dark green, to 2 inches in diameter, covered with spirally arranged projections called tubercles; areoles at tubercle tips, white-woolly when young; perianth parts numerous, petal-like, in several rows; outer parts greenish or brownish; inner parts pink to reddish purple; tips sharply pointed; stamens numerous, anthers bright orange. Fruits are berries, fleshy, oblong to club-shaped, green when mature; seeds tiny, pitted, yellowish brown.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 3 inch (8 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Pincushion Cactus, Beehive cactus, Spinystar
Maximum Reachable Height 5 cm (2 inches)
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time May to August
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and 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.

    Pincushion Cactus 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
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 65 to 90 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Pincushion Cactus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a pincushion cactus look like?

    Pincushion cactus a small, ball-shaped to spherical plant with white fuzzy hair-like spines. This spiny hardy pincushion cactus plant bears funnel-shaped flowers with a wide variety of colors – red, yellow, pink, white and greenish.

    How to propagate pincushion cactus?

    The pincushion cactus can be propagated through two simple ways that are offsets and seeds. For offsets, all you need to do is to pluck them from the mother plant without hurting the plant. Allow the cut part to dry up for a few days. select pot having a 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Fill the pot with well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich soil pot the pups cover with soil and apply water. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if the soil in the pot (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Keep the pot at a location receiving 4-6 hrs. of direct bright light available. For seeds, you can propagate pincushion from seed in the spring season. Use a pot having a 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in the pot (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Keep the pot at a location receiving 4-6 hrs. of direct bright light available.

    How to grow a pincushion cactus?

    You can grow Pincushion cactus through offsets and seeds. Consider the following points to grow a plant. 1. Pot size 3-inch upper diameter with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hrs. of indirect bright light is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when the 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing(spring) season(February-March). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How often to water pincushion cactus?

    Before watering poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    How to get pincushion cactus to bloom?

    To bloom, Pincushion cactus consider following things sunlight-Pincushion cactus need 4-6 hrs. of direct bright light. water-Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if the soil in the pot (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. fertilizer-You can feed any organic fertilizer in early spring.

    What is the pincushion cactus?

    Pincushion is a small size cactus belong to the Cactaceae family.it will grow up to 40 cm. Flowers of Pincushion are funnel-shaped.

    When do pincushion cactus bloom?

    Pincushion cactus bloom in the spring season.

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