Mammillaria Albilanata is a densely spined and wooly cactus species that displays occasional branching and has showy carmine flowers
A slow-growing species, M.Albilanata grows without difficulty when supplied with a required amount of water and ventilation. Watering needs to carefully monitored and only done when the soil is dry to touch and not in the winter season. If kept outside it requires the afternoon shade, and bright light if kept inside.
It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens
For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.
Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.