Mammillaria elongata "Cristata"
Mammillaria elongata is known from Mexico
The Brain cactus is a very unusual and bizarre looking plant. Due to its crested nature of sinuous, convoluted growth, it resembles the human brain and is highly sought after by collectors for its striking form. Given the space your brain will just keep growing and getting larger.
Plants size: Plants bout 8-9 cm in diameter are offered
Mammillaria is a large genus in the Cactus family with more than 200 species. They are mainly found in Mexico, but some species are known from the southwest United States, the Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras.
The plants may either be rounded or columnar in shape, the plant bodies are covered with many, normally shortish spines. The spines of the Mammillaria, originate in the upper part of the areoles. The spines are separated into two types, the radial and the central spines, this feature may be very attractive in some species.