How to grow Frailea

Frailea grow and care – cactus of the genus Frailea also known as Frailea cactus, Frailea perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert or mediterranean, subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Frailea stems

Stem color red, green, purple or more than one color, the shape like little ball round or flattened, shape of the cactus resemble to Sea urchin body.

Flower color light yellow with multi petals.

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How to grow Frailea growing and care:

Well drained soil, more than 4C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead flower

Size of the plant?
2-5 cm, 1-2 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No (possible on the window with a lot of sun)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Light yellow flowers with multi petals

Scientific name: Frailea

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Mammillaria fraileana

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Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12