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Mammillaria spinosissima ssp. pilcayensis
Scientific Name: Mammillaria spinosissima ssp. pilcayensis (Bravo) D.R. Hunt
Synonym: Mammillaria pilcayensis
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  spinosissima ssp. pilcayensis Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 29, 30
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, keep above 40F (4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade in summer in Phoenix, full sun elsewhere

Origin: Mexico (Guerrero, Mexico DF)

Growth Habits: Solitary, columnar, stems are up to 20 inches long (50 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer


Related to Mammillaria spinosissima, the Mammillaria pilcayensis comes from central Mexico. The name 'pilcayensis' comes from the Pilcaya mountain range in Guerrero.

Blooming Habits:
Mammillaria pilcayensis has deep pink flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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