Pincushion Cactus - Plant
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
|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
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: (Mamillaria heyderi)