The Main Plant entry for Mammillarias (Mammillaria)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Mammillarias.

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-10-04
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-15
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-07-20Mammillaria sphaerica
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-21
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-24
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-21
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-13
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-21
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-23
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-25
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-25
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-13
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-15
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Location: Chicago Botanic GardenDate: 2018-08-31
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Location: Chicago Botanic GardenDate: 2018-08-31
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-20
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-20
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-25
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-15
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-04-08
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-04-21
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-20
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-05-20
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Posted by skopjecollection (SE europe(balkans) - Zone 6b) on Dec 14, 2019 1:58 PM

One of the largest genera of cacti, mammillaria features mostly globular or short columnar species. The genus' main feature is having the stem consist of tubercles . The genus blooms from secondary areoles between the tubercles, which may also serve for branching purposes.
Flowers are most often in shades of magenta, with some species having white, yellow or possessing stripes instead, with exceptions, of course. Certain species also have large flowers.
Spines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with hooked, central or radial only, pectinate or semi-pectinate, and can be grey, brown, red, yellow, black, white and combinations thereof.
Some species possess taproots, some have hairs, some are capable of dichotomous splitting, some offshoot prolifically, others are solitary.
The genus is also one of the most cultivated, with species like elongata Ladyfinger Cactus (Mammillaria elongata) ,vetula subsp gracilis Thimble Cactus (Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis)
bocasana Powderpuff Cactus (Mammillaria bocasana 'Roseiflora') and prolifera West Indian Nipple-Cactus (Mammillaria prolifera) often being among a grower's first plants.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID question by Baja_Costero Apr 10, 2020 2:18 PM 11
No babies? by Pricklyknight Oct 18, 2020 2:26 PM 7
Banner for October 12, 2020 by skopjecollection by skopjecollection Oct 18, 2020 6:05 AM 15
cactus succulent identification by GOOFY57 Oct 7, 2020 12:38 AM 4
1.33 years of growth by TomJones10k Sep 26, 2020 4:02 PM 6
Can you recommend any alternatives to perlite, for potting succulents? by borya91 Sep 20, 2020 9:16 PM 10
Prick Off! by elgecko Oct 11, 2020 8:53 PM 35
Help needed to I.D. by LarryCrutchley Sep 12, 2020 8:15 AM 7
Cactus IDs by Macrocentra Sep 11, 2020 9:01 PM 4
Help with 20 year old cactus - part hollow on left side by AsterII Sep 7, 2020 3:01 PM 1
Cactus discoloration? by Melete Aug 29, 2020 1:04 PM 3

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