Mammillaria Confusa

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MAMM-CONF
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Rs.410
Pot size: 3"

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White

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Low

Maintenance

Mammillaria

Genus

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Mammillaria Confusa is a small slow growing geophyte cactus with long red spines.

Mammillaria Confusa

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Native to Mexico

Description

Mammillaria Confusa is a small geophyte cactus, with a heavy tap root that may exceed the size of the plant. Stems are solitary flattened globose, blue-green, up to 5 cm high and also in diameter. Spines are about 12-16, thin, bristle-like radial red spines, slightly pubescent with darker tips, up to 6 mm long. White wool can be seen growing on the top part of the plant body. It is very slow growing, a plant for patient growers.

Flowers are white with pinkish midveins, bloom happens in early summers.

Environment

Mammillaria prefers bright light and ample airflow. Outside it likes full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. It requires excellent drainage provided by porous cactus soil. Repotting may be done every 2-3 years.

Water the soil abundantly when it is dry to the touch. Allow soil to drain thoroughly before watering again. Do not water much in the winter. Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally.

During the growing season, fertilize with a cacti fertilizer mix.

Landscape Uses

It is used as an ornamental, It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small.
The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

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.

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