Description: This cactus gets its name from the crazy, twisted thorns surrounding the dozens of stems protruding from the clustering green-grey cactus. These spines are not that sharp and are quite soft compared to other Mammillaria species.
Flowers: White-greenish flowers give off a delicate scent in Spring.
Size: Stems range from 4 to 7 cm in diameter and the mound cluster can grow up to 10 cm tall.
Growing Season: Spring/Summer
Origin: Central Mexico
Positioning: Part shade – prone to sunburn
Care Instructions: A great starter cactus as it is easy to grow and hardy. Keep in well draining porous mineral soil, and keep dry in winter.