Mammillaria bombycina 5.5cm
Mammillaria bombycina Quehl
Συνώνυμα: Chilita bombycina (Quehl) Orcutt, Ebnerella bombycina (Quehl) Buxb.
Origin and Habitat: Originally described from eastern Jalisco, Mexico, additional populations have since been located in Aguascalientes just to the north. The area covers around 16 x 10 km. (extent of occurrence =160 km2, one location).
Description: Mammillaria bombycina is a popular solitary or clustering species, some clones cluster aggressively and can form 50-90 cm wide, gorgeous mounds as they mature.
Cultivation and Propagation: This is one of the easier species to grow, it is an easy bloomer and don't requires any special treatment, it have consistently clean spination whether grown indoors or out but the plants are the most beautiful when cultivated in the full sun that encourage the heaviest spine formation. Regular water in summer. Keep dry in winter. Frost tolerance: 4° C.