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Mammillaria Bombysina Cactus. Silken Pincushion Cactus.
Usually a clump forming variety the Mammillaria Bombysina is a cactus where the young specimens are a more rounded shape and more mature plants take on a barrel form. Commonly called the Silken Pincushion Cactus the green stems are densley covered in white bristles and thin glassy white radial spines. The central spines of which there are between 3-8 are hooked downwards and reddish brown in colour. 

Even when young this pretty cactus flowers abundantly and can produce complete circles of deep pink or white flowers near the top of the cactus which are followerd by small whitish fruit. 

It has gained the Award For Garden Merit from the RHS This really is a striking cactus and perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. 


These are amazing quality Large Cacti from a Specialist Grower. Limited availability. Photos 1-4 show some of the exact cacti in stock now.

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  • Latin Name: Mammillaria Bombysina.

    Common Name: Silken Pincushion.

    Origin: Mexico.

    Hardiness: Keep above 3 degrees.

    Growth Characteristics: Very showy clump forming Cactus. Dense white bristles and fine radial spines. Reddish brown Hooked central spines. Easy bloomer. Deep pink or white coloured flowers are produced near the top of the cactus in Spring and Summer. Small white fruit.

    Sun: Full sun.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Soil: Fast draining soil. Gritty. 

    Moisture: Water regularly in summer. Dry in winter.

  • Available For Delivery Now.


    All plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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