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Mammillaria backebergiana subsp. ernestii

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow, pink, red, purple, orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mammillaria backebergiana subsp. ernestii. This cactus has a darker green body, a single central spine, generally darker spines, and creates offsets easily.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Mexico, Indies, C S America

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, with a minimum temperature of 5-10C. They require full sun for maximum flowering. They are easy to grow, and prefer light, sandy soil. Keep plants completely dry in the winter, otherwise they rot easily.

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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