Skip to product information
1 of 1

My Store

Cylindrical Pincushion Cactus

Cylindrical Pincushion Cactus

Regular price $60.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $60.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Flower Color: pink, red, or yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Cylindrical Pincushion Cactus, scientifically known as Mammillaria elongata, is a small and visually appealing cactus native to Central Mexico. It's part of the diverse Mammillaria genus, known for its pincushion-like appearance.

Mammillaria elongata typically grows to about 6 to 12 inches in height and has a spread of 6 inches to 1 foot. The cactus forms elongated, cylindrical stems, which often grow in dense clusters, creating a cushion-like effect. The stems are covered in small, white spines, which are densely packed and give the plant a soft, fuzzy appearance.

One of the charming aspects of the Cylindrical Pincushion Cactus is its flowers. This cactus produces small, bell-shaped flowers that can be pink, red, or yellow. The flowers usually appear in a ring near the top of the stems in spring and early summer, adding a splash of color to the plant.

This cactus prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-draining cactus soil. It's a drought-tolerant plant and should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Mammillaria elongata is well-suited for rock gardens, cactus gardens, and as a container plant. Its compact size and attractive growth habit make it a popular choice for windowsill gardens and indoor plant collections. In colder climates, it should be kept indoors or in a greenhouse during the winter to protect it from frost.

Overall, the Cylindrical Pincushion Cactus is a low-maintenance and attractive plant, perfect for adding a touch of desert beauty to any setting. Its unique form, spiny texture, and colorful flowers make it a favorite among cactus enthusiasts and gardeners looking for an easy-to-care-for and visually interesting plant.

View full details