PlantsMammillarias→Isla Carmen Pincushion Cactus (Mammillaria carmenae)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Critically Endangered
Yellow spine form bloom

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Yellow spine form bloom
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Date: 2020-12-19
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-23
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Closest yet to ring of flowers 😀
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-12
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-12
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-07-16
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Date: 2020-02-15
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-17
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-30
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-06-02
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-03Mammillaria carmenae rubrispina
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-19
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-30
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Date: 2020-06-26yellow spine form
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-04-13Mammillaria carmenae rubrispina
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Comments:
Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 9, 2021 12:44 AM

Attractive clumping cactus with globose or egg-shaped stems and dense, furry spines. There are no central spines but several dozen (>100) white or pale yellow radial spines per areole. Axils have wool and bristles. Red-spined versions exist in cultivation (potentially of hybrid origin). From Tamaulipas, Mexico. Vulnerable to rot in cultivation, especially when water is allowed to be trapped under the spines. Flowers are white or pink and fruit is greenish.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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3 cacti for identification please! by JakeA007 Feb 9, 2021 6:39 AM 5
Winter blooming? by ketsui73 Feb 2, 2020 1:56 PM 4
All things Mammillaria chat!!! by mcvansoest Apr 20, 2021 2:57 PM 452

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