Mammillaria vetula 'Arizona Snowcap'

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Weight:- 400 g

Mammillaria Gracilis 'Arizona Snowcap'

Origin

Central Maxico

Family

Cactaceae

Description

Mammillaria "Arizona Snowcap" is a monstrous form of M. vetula ssp. gracilis which is characterised by densely packed separate clusters of spines.

It's a beautiful small cactus with cylindrical stems almost entirely covered with white, short, and thick spines. It offsets profusely to forms an attractive clump that can reach up to 4 inches tall and up to 5 inches wide. Stems are dark green, up to 3.2 inches long, and up to 1.2 inches wide. Flowers are cream-yellow with pinkish or brownish mid stripes. The bloom appears in summers.

Environment

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

Landscape Uses

Suited for window sill and dish gardens