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Clustered Fish-Hook Pincushion
Scientific Name: Mammillaria thornberi Orcutt
Synonym: Ebnerella fasciculata, Chilita fasciculata, Neomammillaria fasciculata, Chilita thornberi, Cactus fasciculatus, Mammillaria fasciculata
Family: Cactaceae
Clustered Fish-Hook Pincushion (Mammillaria  thornberi) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-6C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southwestern Arizona (USA), northeastern Sonora, down to around the city of Caborca (Mexico)

Growth Habits: Clustering, cylindrical stems, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 1 to 1.4 inches wide (2.5-3.5 cm); tubercles conical to cylindrical, 0.2 inch long and wide (5 mm); axils bare; areoles without wool; 1 to 3 stiff hooked central spines, 0.7 inch long (18 mm); 13 to 20 smooth acicular straight radials, 0.2 to 0.3 inch long (5-7 mm).

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
Purplish pink, 1.2 inch long (3 cm), 0.8 inch in diameter (2 cm). Red club-shaped juicy fruit, 0.32 to 0.4 inch long (8-10 mm)

Fruiting Habits:

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