Plant Care Mexican Pincushion

Mexican Pincushion

4.4 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Mexican Pincushion has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Mexican Pincushion has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Taxonomy

Mammillaria magnimamma
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mexican Pincushion

Water

How often to water your Mexican Pincushion

Water needs for Mexican Pincushion
0.5 cups
every 12

Mexican Pincushion needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mexican Pincushion

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mexican Pincushion in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mexican Pincushion: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mexican Pincushion love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mexican Pincushion does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mexican Pincushion in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mexican Pincushion

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican Pincushion: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mexican Pincushion after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Toxicity
Soil

Care Summary for Mexican Pincushion

Mexican Pincushion

Mexican Pincushion


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mexican Pincushion has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Mexican Pincushion has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Mexican Pincushion has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Mexican Pincushion has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Mexican Pincushion has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Itsmel avatar
@Itsmel
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 204 XP
08/25/2021

It puts new growth easily and it has pretty pink flowers!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Bella avatar
@Bella
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe Healy, Queensland
07/18/2021

It is great for plant owners that are new to the hobby because it doesn’t require very much attention bc its a cactus. But its very cute too!!

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Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 63 XP
globe Fisherville, Ontario
06/01/2021

They are adorable

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@Sammy
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 41 XP
05/19/2021

It’s cute:)

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@444tilly
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 176 XP
globe Canterbury, England
05/01/2021

Just need hardly any care at all so self sufficient the prickles can be nasty though

Survivor Survivor

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