How to grow Mammillaria meissneri

Mammillaria meissneri growing cactus of the genus Mammillaria also known as Dolichothele sphaerica, Longmamma nipple cactus or Pale mammillaria, Mammillaria meissneri perennial evergreen 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 like hair in white color, the stems can be in cone shape.

Mammillaria meissneri flower

Flower color purple to pink the flowers grows on the top and creates like crown, flower in trumpet shape

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Requirements for Mammillaria meissneri 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:
10-20 cm, 4-8 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, the flowers grow in crown shape in color purple to pink

Scientific name:

Mammillaria meissneri

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