Mammillaria decipiens subs. camptotricha cv. Marnier-Lapostollei - Bir - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria decipiens subs. camptotricha cv. Marnier-Lapostollei - Bird's Nest Cactus

An unusual cactus with an attractive and distinctive growth pattern. An easy to handle cactus with curved, soft spines.

Part sun with afternoon shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • A small cactus whose thin stems grow upright into a large, mostly flat, cluster. It's curved spines are white to beige in colour, and grow in a curly, dense mass, hence the name "Bird's Nest Cactus". The spines are soft and bristly instead of the usual prickly spines.

    It has small white to greenish, lightly scented, funnel shaped flowers, typical of the Mammillaria, in spring to summer.

    Mammillaria camptotricha cv. Curvispina needs a well draining soil medium and plenty of light. Water when the soil is almost completely dry in spring and summer and less frequently in winter. Frost tolerant if kept dry.


    Bird's Nest Cactus,
    Mammillaria camptotricha cv. Curvispina, Dolichothele marnier-lapostollei hort., Mammillaria camptotricha cv. Curlispina, Mammillaria camptotricha cv. Madam Marnier, Mammillaria camptotricha cv. Tortulispina, Mammillaria marnier-lapostollei

    Plant height 8cm
    Plant width Clusters to 15cm
    Habit Cluster forming cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Dark green, thin stems, clustered covered in white to beige curved spines
    Flower Small cream
    Flowering time Spring, summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.