1 3

Mammillaria spinosissima ssp. pilcayensis 'Bristle Brush'

$ 8.00
Size: 4"
DESCRIPTION

With fuzzy tan areoles clustered so heavily with spines that they nearly obscure the deep green stems, it is no surprise how bristle brush received its common name. While the spiny stem is eye-catching all on its own, deep pink blooms will ring the apex of the stems during springtime, creating a rich contrast with the warm hue of the spines.

When provided with the right growing conditions, this Mexican native can reach up to 15 inches in height, eventually producing a cluster of offsets around the central stem. To encourage this level of growth, be sure to provide it’ with ample bright sunlight – at least a few hours of direct sun each day will go even further! To avoid the most common pitfall in caring for cacti, which is overwatering, be sure to utilize a very porous soil mixture, a well-draining pot, and a thorough yet infrequent watering routine. Sufficient airflow around the stem and soil surface will provide further insurance against rot, pests, or other ills.

Hardy only to Zone 10, protect it from freezing temperatures, which could otherwise cause permanent scarring along the stem.

    PLANT SIZING & APPEARANCE

    Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

    Size: 4"

    Product information

    30-Day Guarantee Details

    The overwhelming majority of our orders are delivered without any issues. However, due to the complexities of packing and shipping live plants, sometimes things don’t quite go as expected. For these rare instances, we offer this 30 Day Quality Guarantee to all our customers:

    Our plants and products are guaranteed to be of excellent quality, well-rooted and disease free. If plants do not arrive in prime condition, customers may choose one of the following options

    • Store credit + 10% (e.g.: $6 purchase + 10% = $6.60 store credit)
    • Credit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay refund
    • Replacement plants (if possible)

    This guarantee applies to all plants and products for up to 30 days after delivery.

    Click here for additional details.

    All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Bulk Succulent Packs, House Plants, and Plant Club Subscription Boxes. House plants and succulents will ship from separate locations and may arrive at different times. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY. Read our full policy here.