Mammillaria Cristata [Mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, Kris-TAY-tuh] is a succulent plant with a distinctive shape.
It forms tight clumps of ascending and erect columnar stems, which resembles a brain or worms.
Size & Growth:
The Brain Cactus is a small plant with tubercles, which grows about 6” inches tall and spreads around 12” inches wide.
They’re sometimes used for bonsai due to their small size.
The unique crested form of this cacti houseplant is because of the damage caused to the young plant.
The cells of the injured area start multiplying rapidly which causes the pads of the plant to twist.
This ‘damage’ is manipulated manually to form this growth.
Watch Instructions and guide
The bloom time of these succulents is during the spring, but more flowers may appear in later as well.