Escobaria vivipara
Plants of the Southwest

Escobaria vivipara

Pincushion Cactus

Pincushion cactus is a small cactus 8" with red and white spines that blooms in summer with big yellow centered, pink petaled, lustrous flowers. Charming for us and open house for little nectar collectors. Sow outdoors anytime or indoors in bright light in sand or sandy loam, covering very lightly. Slow growing. Zones 4-9.

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