Mammilaria gracilis fragilis 2.5"
Mammillaria gracilis, also known by its common name "Thimble Cactus" is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae. Mammillaria gracilis is a popular sun-loving succulent that forms clusters. It is readily identified by its small offsets, stemming off in clumps around the main tubercles. They are covered in clusters of tiny spines and can produce small yellow flowers that will bloom intermittently.
- Light - full sun
- Soil - succulent mix
- Toxicity - non toxic to pets
- Watering - water when fully dry
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As will the bloom state.
Cactaceae - “Cactus/Cacti”
Cacti grow in many fantastic shapes and forms from small and solitary to large and branching and every combination in-between, always evoking the beauty and serenity of the desert landscape. They are also plants that have evolved to thrive with drought.
Light: Direct Sunlight - Cacti prefer about 6+ hours of direct sunlight each day. A south or west facing, unobstructed window is ideal.
Water: Cacti grow best when they are allowed to fully dry out between waterings. In the winter, cut back on watering allowing a longer interval of drought. For some cacti, it is recommended to stop watering completely in the winter.
Environment: Cacti enjoy a hot, dry environment. Humidity is not necessary. A porous succulent soil mix is preferred for ideal drainage.
Toxicity: Many varieties are reported to be not toxic, however their protective spines, hooks and thorns may keep curious cats and dogs away and are not edible.
- Cacti have shallow roots compared to other house plants and many will grow best when their roots are rather snug in their container.
- If you over water your cactus it could develop root rot and overall plant collapse.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet
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