Common Name: feather cactus
Origin: Mammillaria plumosa originates from Northwestern Mexico, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, at altitudes of 780 – 1,350 meters. Naturally, the cactus grows in fissures of calcareous rock in xerophytic (dry) shrubland.
Description: M. plumosa is a low, globose cacti that develops a clumping form. Although light green, the stems are completely covered in white feathery spines, with woolly axils. In late summer, creamy-white to dull pink flowers appear, leading to showy reddish fruits.
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