|Description: This is a
nice crested plant particularly appreciated by collector for its free
blooming habit. It can form large tangled, brain like mounds in few
Central spines: Short brownish yellow hooked, minutely pubescent
like in the normal form.
Radial spines: 1 to 15, whitish, smooth, 4 to 5 mm long.
Flowers: Creamy or pale brownish-yellow, to about 14 mm in
diameter. Stigmas greenish white.
Cultivation: Its qualities
and ease of cultivation justify its being an
old favourite. It doesn't
requires any special treatment, but needs as
much light as possible without burning the plant,
in order to encourage the heaviest spine
formation. Water regularly
in summer, keep dry in winter.
Frost tolerance: -4° C.
Propagation: Seeds or
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria crinita
(This taxon has lots of synonyms
(like most mammillaria) with several
controversial varieties and subspecies):