Commonly known as the 'Brain Cactus', this unusual variety of Mammillaria forms dense clusters of tubular-like trunks, that wind around one another, resembling the organ for which it is named. The Mammillaria carmenae cristata produces a crown of white/ pale pink-tinged flowers in summer.
Requires a full sun position, with a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Water very sparingly and allow to soil to completely dry out before watering. Cacti prefer to remain snug in their pots, so refrain from repotting too frequently, and only do so in spring/ summer months. Use a well-draining potting mix, ideally one specifically formulated for cacti/ succulents, and fertilise with a cacti/ succulent specific fertiliser in spring to encourage rigorous growth.
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