|Sr No.||Product Name|
|2||5 inch Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Mammillaria Bombycina Mammillaria is a genus within the Cactus family, which comprises over 300 varieties. The name ‘mammillaria’ comes from the Latin word for ‘nipple,’ which these cacti are said to resemble. Some types of mammillaria are extremely common and are popularly kept as houseplants or grown outdoors in warm climates. There are also some rarer varieties that are in demand with Cactus collectors.
|Origin||Mexico, Southwest United States, Caribbean, Guatemala, Venezuela|
|Scientific Name||Mammillaria sp.|
|Common Name||Powder Puff Cactus, Pincushion Cactus, Nipple Cactus, Globe Cactus|
|Height||Up to 5 inches|
As is common with cacti, this plant is fairly drought tolerant and can survive short periods without water. It should be watered whenever the soil around it has dried out, and at this point, water generously so that all of the soil gets moistened. Mammillaria growing outside will be more forgiving of a sporadic watering pattern, as their root systems aren’t confined to a small pot. These plants should be watered regularly during spring and summer months, but cease watering entirely with the arrival of fall. Rainfall, even if very minimal, will be enough to sustain these plants during their dormant period. For indoor mammillaria, you will need to be a little more careful when watering. They will quickly perish if overwatered, so be careful not to water too often. The best practice is to dip your finger into the soil to check for moisture. If the soil is dry, you can add water, but if in any doubt, then always skip watering and let the soil dry out a little more. During winter, the plant will enter dormancy and won’t require any moisture during this time. You can opt to entirely ignore the plant during the dormant season, or some people prefer to occasionally mist the soil so that it isn’t bone dry. Overwatering is always more problematic than underwatering when it comes to mammillaria, so the best thing you can do is offer a slightly neglectful watering schedule. In order to help prevent overwatering issues, a well-draining soil is essential for this plant. This goes for mammillaria planted both indoors and outdoors. You can use pre-mixed cacti potting soil or create your own from a selection of different ‘ingredients.’
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|LIGHT||Bright indirect light|
|WATERING||Low watering needs|