Mammillaria plumosa, better known as "Feather Cactus", is a showy and unique succulent that is native to Northeastern Mexico. This cactus is rather cold hardy and is very easy to grow.
These plants are densely covered with soft, white, feathery spines and can reach a height of 5 inches. Offsets emerge when the plants are 2 to 3 years of age, forming a mound that becomes increasingly larger. I have seen these produce clumps that were more than a foot in diameter and contained over 100 individual plants. Small but attractive flowers can form in spring or fall depending on environmental conditions and may be white, yellow or pink. The final two listing photos show examples of the blooms.
With the exception of the final two, the listing photos show the actual plants that are available growing in their 2 inch containers. Your choice of one or two of these cacti will be shipped as shown with soil and pots.
The Feather Cactus requires soil that drains very freely. A mixture of 50% sand or perlite and 50% standard cactus soil works well. During warmer months, they should be watered as soon as the soil has completely dried. It should be watered every 2 weeks during the colder months. These are hardy to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit but should not be exposed to freezing temperatures for long periods of time. They look their best when provided 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, however the cactus may scorch if exposed to late afternoon sunlight in the summer.
Shipping to any address within the USA is included in the listing prices, with the following exceptions:
We cannot ship these plants to destinations within the states of California, Hawaii or to the US island territories.
1 business day
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Unfortunately, we lack the certifications required by the California Department Of Agriculture that would allow us to ship live plants to those residing in the state of California.
Oct 5, 2023
This seller sends the best plants. I’m definitely buying from them again.
Sep 21, 2023
Ditto for this second plant. I have nothing bad to say!