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PlantFiles: Bird's Nest Mammillaria
Mammillaria decipiens subsp. camptotricha

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mammillaria (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: decipiens subsp. camptotricha

Synonym:Mammillaria camptotricha
Synonym:Dolichothele camptotricha
Synonym:Pseudomammillaria camptotricha
Synonym:Krainzia decipiens subsp. camptotricha
Synonym:Neomammillaria camptotricha

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Mar 7, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The flowers have white petals with pale yellow centers on all three subspecies.
The subspecies 'decipiens' has 5-11 white radial spines.
The subspecies 'albescens' has 3-5 white radial spines and are shorter than those of 'subsp. decipiens'.
The subspecies 'camptotrina' has about 4-5 radial spines that are usually over an inch long and bristly.

Positive palmbob On Feb 20, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Interesting looking cactus with fine, wavy, long spines (maybe a bit like a bird's nest?) on the tips of extra-long knobs of this dark green, very knobby cactus. Slow to grow and sucker.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Las Vegas, Nevada



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