Arizona Fishhook Cactus (Mammillaria grahamii)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Plant Height: cylindrical to globlose stems up to 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
Plant Spread: clumping, with several stems growing together mature plants form dense clumps of up to 30 stems a foot or more across.
Leaves: Other: Leaves present as spines (modified leaves).
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Late Spring to Late Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-21
By Orsola
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-08-21
By Orsola
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