Mammillaria Bombycina

Mammillaria Bombycina, commonly known as silken pincushion, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family. It has spherical or columnar stems with visible tubercles and usually grows in clusters. It is covered with glassy white radial spines and longer brown central spines. This plant produces pink tunnel-shaped flowers and white berries.


Common NameSilken Pincushion
Botanical nameMammillaria Bombycina
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourpink – white
Height50 – 90 cm
rocky lands
Altitude1900 – 2600 m
Bloom TimeMay -> July
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent,
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesHardy
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Stony, Sandy, Peaty
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesAphids, red spider

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