Mammillaria spinosissima"Red-headed Irishman" - 2.5"

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Globular at first, Mammillaria spinosissima grows to 10" in height, forming clumps of columns densely spined with reddish-orange spines. Closely related to Mammillaria pilcayensis. Vivid magenta flowers encircle the columns of bright orange in late winter and spring, providing a startling contrast. Native to Guerrero, Mexico.

Recommended pairings: Coming soon
Bloom time: Late winter to spring
Size: To 10 inches high
Plant in porous cactus soil with adequate drainage
Provide bright light to full sun and ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a (30-35° F)
Protect from frost


Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.

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