Common Name: twin spine cactus
Origin: Mammillaria geminispina originates from Mexico – Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and perhaps Veracruz – at altitudes of 1,000- 1,850 meters above sea level.
Description: The twin spine cactus is a light-green cylindrical succulent that forms clumping colonies as specimens age. Forms are highly variable, some possessing very short spines and others with long spines, all covered in white bristles. Central spines are usually longer and browner than white radial spines. In spring, a small ring of funnel-shaped pink flowers develops at the head of the plant, eventually forming red fruits.
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