Mammillaria crinita subs. duwei

Mammillaria crinita subs. duwei

Mammillaria duwei is a small, slow growing globose cactus. It tends to be solitary, rarely offsetting. It has radial spines appear slightly fuzzy and lie flat against the bumpy stem. It can also have large, awl-shaped central spines that extend straight out from the plant. The creamy-yellow flowers are borne over a long period from spring to early summer.

Pronunciation: mam-mil-AR-ee-uh krin-EE-tuh

Species Meaning: Long hairs

Mammillaria crinita subs. duwei is native to Mexico.

Cultivation Notes

Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water, especially over winter.

Additional Information

This species is only found in a small location (35km2) northeast of the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, and is in decline. It is estimated that only 500 plants exist in the wild.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P22124

Found in Compost Heap,

Because this is a tender cactus, it will be put in a terracotta pot and protected over winter. While it was put in the cold frames, this was not enough protection and it died.

We acquired this plant from Half Moon Bay Nursery - grown by Succulent Gardens.

Family: Cactaceae

Genus: Mammillaria

Species: crinita subs. duwei

Commonly known as: Biznaguita

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Season of Interest:
Zn10 - down to 32
Endangered - High

Resistant to Deer, Rabbit, and Rodent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.