Bristle brush cactus (Mammillaria pilcayensis)

Bristle brush cactus (Mammillaria pilcayensis)

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DETAILS

Native to Guerrero, Mexico the 'bristle brush' cactus forms cylindrical columns to 15" in height. Very densely spined with white, golden, or cinnamon colored spines nearly obscuring green body. Bright magenta flowers in the spring.

CARE + MAINTENANCE

Light + temperature

Medium to bright light.

Temperature: 70 - 90°F.

Water requirements

Water sparingly, only when soil is completely dry.

Toxicity

Toxic to pets.

Care tips

We suggest a good soak of the cacti no more than once a month, in winter months feel free to move to once every two months. A well draining pot is best for these after a soaking so the cacti does not sit in water too long. 

Common issues

How can I tell if I over watered my cactus?

The cactus will feel mushy and/or turning black at the base, this indicates too much water. Sometimes the cactus might break or have cactus rot, however, if you notice the cactus is mushy but not turning color, do not water it for another month or two and it should recover.

Origin + Shipping

All our plants are grown in Florida, California, Canada, or Hawaii, and comply with all phytosanitary and quarantine regulations.

Plants are expertly packed by our team and shipped in plastic grow pots to ensure the least amount of damage during shipping. Heat packs are automatically included when plants are shipped to cold climates.