How to grow Mammillaria longimamma

Mammillaria longimamma growing cactus of the genus Mammillaria also known as Gold lace cactus, Mammillaria longimamma perennial used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-11.

Stem color is green the spine color can be white, red or yellow the spines in the top of the stem, the stems can be in cone shape connected in the base and grow in rosette shape lot of plant connect can create shape of half ball.

Mammillaria longimamma flower

Flower color yellow flowers grow on the top and create like crown, flower in trumpet shape

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Requirements for Mammillaria longimamma growing and care:

More than -2C, well-drained soil

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:

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Just for design and dead part

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead part

Size of the plant?
5-15 cm, 2-6 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 as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

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General information about the flower
Trumpet shape flower in yellow color

Scientific name:

Mammillaria longimamma

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