Mammillaria spinosissima cv. Un Pico

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MAMM-MBEL
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Rs.410
Pot size: 3"

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Purple

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Low

Maintenance

Mammillaria

Genus

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Un Pico is columnar solitary, slowly clumping cactus with dark blue-green stem & purple flowers.

Spiny Pincushion Cactus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Mexico

Description

Mammillaria spinosissima “Un Pico” is a stable genetic mutation of Mammillaria spinosissima. The difference to the wild type is not only the much longer spines but also the fact that only one spine is growing from each areole. Un Pico is columnar solitary, slowly clumping with dark blue-green stem, rarely exceeding 30 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter. 

Flowers are Purple red, 12 mm long and in diameter.

Environment

A non-demanding species, Mammillaria is a slow growing cactus. It requires moderate watering in summers and no water in the winter season. High level of sunlight is required for good flowering and spine maturation. It is susceptible to sunburn if moved quickly from shade to complete sunlight and hence needs time for adapting.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens

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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