Nellie cory cactus (Coryphantha minima) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 08 2021

Nellie cory cactus (Coryphantha minima) profile

Nellie Cory Cactus (Coryphantha minima),  also known as Nellie's pincushion cactus, birdfoot cactus, has beautiful spines. Nellie Cory Cactus has 16 to 20 spines, no thorns, Nellie Cory Cactus small globules, verruculosa convex, new spines ivory, very beautiful. Nellie cory cactus flowers are very beautiful, about 1 to 2 cm in color, purplish red, cross-pollinated.

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Nellie cory cactus

Morphological characteristics of Nellie cory cactus

Shape: Oval

Flowers: pink, purple

Habits: Seed, cutting, grafting, loose and breathable soil

The distribution of  Nellie cory cactus

Nellie cory cactus is distributed in United States - Texas.

Nellie cory cactus

How to grow and care for Nellie cory cactus


Nellie Cory Cactus is a simple mixture of coal cinder and peat. The surface of the soil is paved with some grain river sand, and the basin has not been changed for several years. nellie cory cactus is not very resistant to the sun. The thermometer in the basin near the sphere is over 45 degrees in the sun room of the kite, so the sun should be shaded at this time, otherwise it will be damaged easily.


Nellie Cory Cactus grows dry water, adult plants as little as possible. When we see the soil is very dry, water, basically is watered thoroughly.Summer is the growing season, the plant is ventilated and can not get wet, 3~ December is the growing season, it is basically very dry just water supply, the growing season can be insulated.


Cold winter, the temperature is below zero, the kite is almost no water supply, Nellie Cory Cactus into the dormant and water can prevent frostbite and roots rotted in low temperature, under the condition of the soil dry light jade is more resistant to low temperature, the kite in the sun room minus 4 degrees, Nellie cory cactus won't be any change, the temperature is in the sun room closed well, the kite will typically place a basin of water in the sun room, if the water is frozen, will heat up, as long as it's not open, so that the temperature of the Nellie cory cactus still can bear.

Nellie cory cactus propagation

Nellie cory cactus propagation mainly has the side bud cuttage and the sowing, the solid plant mass growth is relatively slow, now on the market a lot of mass plants are grafted.

Nellie cory cactus