General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 1-2 inches
Plant Spread: 6-8 inches
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Birds
Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Heyder's Nipple Cactus
  • Heyder's Pincushion Cactus
  • Cream Cactus
  • Cream Pincushion
  • Flat Cream Pincushion
  • Biznaga China
  • Mammillaria

Photo Gallery
Location: Gouldbusk, Texas
Date: 03/30/2023
photo by conservation_catalyst via iNaturalist: https://www.inatu
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2018-04-01
Location: 1951 is the first catalog I found that identified this image with a binomial name; earlier catalogs just called it 'Coral Cactus', a common name used more often for other cacti
Date: before 1940
image from the 1951 catalog, Johnson's Cactus Gardens, Hynes, Cal

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