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Mammillaria bocasana

Powder puff cactus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Height0.03m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mammillaria bocasana (Powder puff cactus). This is a white spherical cactus with hooked spines, The flowers are a off-white colour, they are disc-shaped and will appear in the spring and autumn, oblong red berries will follow in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Other common names

Snowball cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost-tender cacti's they require full sun for maximum flowering. They are easy to grow, and prefer light, sandy soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in the spring and summer, or from offsets in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug and red spider mite can be a problem.

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