Mammillaria Perbella

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MAMM-PERB
filler
Rs.485
Pot size: 3"

Use

Balcony

Flower Color

Pink

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

Snowball cushion cactus (Mammillaria candida) is a ball-shaped plant with white felt or fuzz on the skin of the plant.

Owl Eye Cactus

Origin

Central Mexico

Family

Cactaceae

Description

Mammillaria Perbella has a symmetrically globose at first, later cylindric, with a depressed apex , a bluish green colour stem which rarely exceeds 6-8 cm of height.

The apical aureoles have 14-26 silk radial thorns,white, 2-4 mm long, and two more rigid central thorns, 4-6 mm long,the upper being slightly longer, initially reddish, later tending to the white . The high number of redials thorns and the closeness of tubercles renders its surface thickly covered by white thorns

The flowers are small, funnel form, 10-12 mm long and in diameter, purplish pink with darker mid stripe.

Environment

Mammillaria species like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well . Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. Provide bright, even light to encourage tight growth and flowering. Some shade during a hot summers day can be helpful to prevent sunburn.

Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between watering, but then water thoroughly. Suspend watering in the winter, but mist occasionally. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.

Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.

Feed every 4 weeks with a high potassium fertiliser during summer

Landscape Uses

Suited for window sill and dish gardens

 

 

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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