Mother of Hundreds
Mammillaria compressa vareigata is one of the larger species of Mammillaria, forming large dull, pale green & yellow mounds with sparse white spines and reddish-pink flowers in summers. It is called mother of hundreds because it forms large clumps, up to 3 feet wide when grown outdoors .
Mammillaria species like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well . Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. Provide bright, even light to encourage tight growth and flowering. Some shade during a hot summers day can be helpful to prevent sunburn.
Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between watering, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.
Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.
Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertiliser during summer
Suited for window sill and dish gardens