Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bloomin' in the Death Valley Shack

Mammillaria spinosissima
One of the more popular varieties of Mammillarias that are grown in cultivation. This species quickly forms an upright cylinder 12" tall x 4" wide, usually with reddish spines and decorated with several rings of vivid pinkish purple flowers. In habitat it hangs down from vertical cliffs in the Barranca de Pilcaya in Guerrero, Mexico.
This plant is in a 4" pot.

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