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Pincushion Cactus - Plant

pincushion cactus - plant
nurserylive-pinchusion-cactus
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Beehive cactus,
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Description for Pincushion Cactus

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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Beehive cactus, Pink. August-Sept. 5 cm (2 inches) Easy to grow

Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun shine Well-drained soil medium 65-90 degrees Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Pincushion Cactus

  • 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.

Typical uses of Pincushion Cactus

Special features:

Culinary use: leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: (Mamillaria heyderi)

References

  • 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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