Fishhook Cactus

Mammillaria tetrancistra

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Basic Information

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Size

up to 10 in

Bloom Color

Red, Pink

Attracts

Photographers

Fishhook Cactus Habitat

Fishhook Cacti (Mammillaria tetrancistrais) are native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. It thrives in a variety of habitats but is most often observed on rocky hillsides up to 4,500 ft.

Fishhook Cactus Facts

Fishhook Cacti (Mammillaria tetrancistrais) are small cacti in the southwest. It gets its name from its hooked central spines. It generally only grows up to about 10 inches tall and is only a couple of inches wide. It pink/red to lavender blooms are large in comparison to the cacti's size.

Fishhook Cactus Distribution



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