Mammillaria Rodantha - Rainbow pincushion Cactus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MAMM-MARD
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Genus

Mammillaria

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Mammillaria rhodantha is a shortly columnar cactus that characteristically divide dichotomously with age forming large clumps,10 cm in diameter, 15-30 cm tall.

Mammillaria Rodantha

Family

cactaceae

Native

Native to Mexico

Description

Mammillaria rhodantha is a shortly columnar cactus that characteristically divide dichotomously with age forming large clumps,10 cm in diameter, 15-30 cm tall. The spines are the more variable of the trait. White wool can be seen growing on the top part of the plant body.

Flowers are deep-pink to a purple colour, 20-23 mm long and 15-18 mm in diameter, stigmas usually purple.

Environment

Rainbow Pincushion Cactus prefers bright light and ample airflow. Outside it likes full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. It requires excellent drainage provided by porous cactus soil. Repotting may be done every 2-3 years.

Water the soil abundantly when it is dry to the touch. Allow soil to drain thoroughly before watering again. Do not water much in the winter. Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally.

During the growing season, fertilize with a cacti fertilizer mix.

Landscape Uses

It is used as an ornamental, It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.
The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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