‘Pink Nymph’ is a hybrid form created by crossing the closely related Mammillaria elongata and Mammillaria microhelia. ‘Pink Nymph’ is intermediate to the two species, with the silvery spines and pink flowers of the Mammillaria microhelia. The more slender body shape is like Mammillaria elongata. This hybrid was the first “elongata-like” plant with lovely pink flowers, rather than the typical yellow flowers. Flowers throughout late winter and spring. Mammillaria elongata, in habitat, lives in crags between rocky outcroppings in Central Mexico, eventually forming long cascades of stems with pendant offsets. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Prefers bright light with ample airflow. Mammillarias prefer bright, slightly diffuse light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.