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Pincushion Cactus - Plant

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Pincushion cactus is a large group of small, free-flowering cacti that are easy to care for.
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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Pincushion Cactus

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Pincushion Cactus, Beehive cactus, Spinystar Pink May to August 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 Well-drained soil Medium 65 to 90 degrees C 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: NA

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/pincushion-cactus/pincushion-cactus-care.htm
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Pincushion%20Cactus.html
  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2802205

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