How to grow Mammillaria polythele

Mammillaria polythele growing cactus of the genus Mammillaria also known as Nipple cactus, Mammillaria polythele 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 white and can be without spines, the stems can be in cone shape connected in the base and grow cone shape.

Mammillaria polythele flower

Flower color pink flowers grow on the top and create like crown and surround it like white velvet, flowers small in trumpet shape

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Requirements for Mammillaria polythele 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?
10-30 cm, 4-12 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 pink color flowers grow on the top and create crown shape, surround the flowers is white like white velvet

Scientific name:

Mammillaria polythele

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