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Pincushion cactus is a perennial succulent plant which grows in almost all the soil.They are native to the arid upper Sonoran desert. They are grown by plant enthusiasts and gardeners, this plant can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The plant blooms in summer, spring and in autumn with beautiful pink-purple flowers.
As the plant is native to the desert, it hardly needs maintenance and it can grow in all kinds of soil. This plant needs bare minimum care and can also grow in partial shade. Watering should be done regularly.
It grows well in garden soil with a little manure and compost along with river sand, it does well in other kinds of soil too. It can withstand both high and low temperature. This property of this plant of withstanding high and low temperatures is evolved from long years of being a desert plant.
This plant should be watered regularly and during winter, the water should be frequent and increase the watering in summer.
The early stage of this plant is quite important and it has to be watered very carefully. Make sure that the soil is dry before watering and don't over water the plant as it may result in rotting of the roots
Pincushion cactus has a capability to withstand direct sunlight and it also requires a lot of sunlight for faster growth, It also grow well in partial lighting.
The flower of this plant is purple in colour and this flower grows up to a size of about 5 inches making it a great addition to your house. Fruits are also formed from the flowers. The flowers last very long and they bloom in summer, autumn and spring.
This plant grows to a height of 40 centimetres and spread up to 30 centimetres and this height and spread will be suitable to grow this plant inside the house.
Make sure that the plant is kept in a place where no one gets harm from the thorn of the plant.
Organic fertilizer or fertilizer with high nitrogen content must be used.
Basically, this plant is from the desert and it does not need much fertilization, therefore fertilize it once in a month or so.