Mammillaria Cactus Info & List of 10 Mammillaria Cacti Types/Description

Mammillaria Cactus Info & List of 10 Mammillaria Cacti Types/Description

Mammillaria is a genus of cacti that consists of approximately 200 species, many of which are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants. These cacti are native to Mexico and the southwestern United States, and they are well known for their distinctive spherical or cylindrical stems, which are covered in spines.



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Mammillaria haageana 

This species is native to central Mexico and is characterized by its rounded stems that are covered in white spines.

Mammillaria bocasana 

This species is native to northern Mexico and has stems that are globular in shape, with clusters of red spines and yellow flowers.

Mammillaria gracilis  

This species has thin stems that are covered in small spines and produces delicate, white or pink flowers.

Mammillaria elongata

This species has cylindrical stems that are covered in fine, white spines, and produces clusters of pink or yellow flowers.

Mammillaria elongata cristata

This is a crested form of Mammillaria elongata, with wavy or contorted stems that are covered in white spines.

Mammillaria microcarpa

This species has small, spherical stems that are covered in dense, yellow spines, and produces clusters of yellow or red flowers.

Mammillaria nejapensis

This species is native to Mexico and has stems that are covered in dense, white spines, and produces yellow or white flowers.

Mammillaria mystax

This species has cylindrical stems that are covered in dense, white spines, and produces clusters of white or pink flowers.

Mammillaria spinosissima

This species has spherical stems that are covered in dense, white spines, and produces clusters of yellow or red flowers.

Mammillaria vetula

This species has spherical stems that are covered in dense, white spines, and produces clusters of pink or yellow flowers.

In conclusion, Mammillaria cacti are popular and attractive plants that are well-suited to growing in warm, arid environments. With their distinctive shapes and spines, they make interesting and unique additions to any cactus collection.

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