Thimble Cactus (Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis Accepted
Mammillaria gracilis Synonym
Mammillaria gracilis var. fragilis Synonym
Mammillaria fragilis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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