Mammillaria Bombycina - Silken Pincushion Cactus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MAMM-MABC
filler
Rs.300
Pot size: 3"

Use

Balcony

Flower Color

Pink

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

This adorable little cactus is an excellent houseplant that is sure to liven any shelf.

Mammillaria Bombycina

Origin

Central Maxico

Family

Cactaceae

Description

This adorable little cactus is an excellent houseplant that is sure to liven any shelf. Offshoots of this cactus grow from the base, eventually creating a whole cluster of little cacti. The spines on this cactus form white, fluffy areoles with a long, hooked spine in the center. Getting poked by this cactus is unlikely, but the hooks can catch on loose clothing. Flowers on Mammillaria bombycina are small and brilliant pink, and one stem produces several flowers.

Environment

Mammillaria species like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well . Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. Provide bright, even light to encourage tight growth and flowering. Some shade during a hot summers day can be helpful to prevent sunburn.

Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between watering, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.

Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.

Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertiliser during summer

Landscape Uses

Suited for window sill and dish 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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