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Mammillaria - Arizona Snow Cap (LIMITED)

Mammillaria - Arizona Snow Cap (LIMITED)


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Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis 'Arizona Snowcap', also known as Mammillaria gracilis 'Arizona Snowcap', is a beautiful small cactus with dark green cylindrical stems almost entirely covered with short and thick white spines. It offsets profusely to form an attractive clump that can reach 4 inches (10 cm) in height and 5 inches (12.5 cm) in width. Stems are up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long and 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter.


The flowers are creamy-yellow with pinkish or brownish mid stripes and appear in spring. They are up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) in diameter.


To encourage better flowering, allow the plants to enjoy a cooling period in the winter and suspend watering. Unlike many other cacti, which use their ribs as storage devices, Mammillaria feature raised tubercles, from which spines emerge. When you water, the tubercles expand to allow for increased water storage. The flowers appear from these tubercles' axils on the previous year's growth, which accounts for their interesting halo effect. The cactus mustn't be exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. Lastly, make sure to fertilize during the growing season for the best results.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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