Plant Care Pink Crown

Pink Crown

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Pink Crown has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Pink Crown has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Rose Pincushion Cactus, Rose Pincushion Cactus, Pink Crown Cactus and Mammillaria


Mammillaria zeilmanniana

How to care for Pink Crown


How often to water your Pink Crown

Water needs for Pink Crown
0.5 cups
every 12

Pink Crown 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 Pink Crown

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Rose Pincushion Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pink Crown: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pink Crown love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pink Crown does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Pink Crown

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pink Crown: 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 Pink Crown after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Pink Crown

Pink Crown

Pink Crown

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Pink Crown has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Pink Crown has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Pink Crown has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Pink Crown has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Shaniece avatar
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globe Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia

It soaks up a lot of water but just because it soaks it up doesn’t mean it needs more. It’s very easy to take care of and during the summer pink flowers bloom. Be careful tho, the pointy parts have hooks so they can hook onto your finger. Keep out of reach from Children and pets!

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