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Mammillaria hahniana

Old lady

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & July
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourRed purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Mammillaria hahniana (Old lady). They are light green and are covered in white felty hairs with fine white spines. The globular offsets grow about 10cm in height and spread. They will produce attractive purple flowers in the spring and autumn, small red berries are produced in the summer.

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)
  • SoilLight, 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.

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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