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Mammillaria gracilis

Pincushion cactus

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.03m to 0.05m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mammillaria gracilis (Pincushion cactus). A cactus producing cylindrical bright green stems to 4cm and white woolly areoles and brownish spines. Yellowish-white flowers to 1.5cm are produced from spring to summer. From Mexico. Frost tender.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

C Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost-tender cacti's they require full sun for maximum flowering. They are easy to grow, and prefer light, sandy soil. You can propagate from seeds in the spring and summer, or from offsets in summer.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs and foot rot.

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