Mammillaria elongata

Gold Lace Cactus

Mammillaria elongata is a multistemmed cactus with small branches that grow only about 15 centimeters long.

Mammillaria elongata

Description

  1. Popular name(s): Gold Lace Cactus, Ladyfinger Cactus
  2. Botanical name: Mammillaria elongata
  3. Family: Cactaceae
  4. Origin: Mexico
  5. Height: 10 to 15 centimeters
  6. USDA zone: 12 (50 F/10 °C)

Mammillaria elongata

Mammillaria elongata

Mammillaria elongata

Plant care
  1. Lighting: Full to part sun, hot summer sun is welcome
  2. Soil: Regular mixes for cacti, pure or mixed with crushed lava gravel, pumice gravel, grows also good in mineral mixes
  3. Watering: Allow to dry between the waterings, avoid waterlogging, water sparingly in winter
  4. Feeding: Liquid fertilizer every 4 to 8 weeks from spring to late summer
  5. Wintering: Cold to temperate at -15 °F to 59 °F (5 °C to 15 °C)

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