(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
Mammillaria saboae haudeana will form mats of small soft-bodied stems.
Flowers: Large 4-6,5 cm in diameter, dark lilac-pink to pinkish magenta,
Cultivation: Clustering in cultivation and easily flowered it is not really easy. It has a thick tuberous root system and is susceptible to over-watering, and it's especially prone to rot. Therefore, underpot in a shallow pot with good drainage, filled with a very open mineral-based potting mix, and only use the smallest diameter pot that will accommodate the plant. Plants need to be kept dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. Can be sunburned if moved from shade/greenhouse into full sun too quickly. During the spring it may be able to take full sun until the heat arrives at the end of spring. In an area that has hot afternoon sun, it may be able to take full morning sun, but requires afternoon shade or afternoon light shade. If grown correctly, it will reward the grower with generous displays of huge pink-violet flowers.
Hardy to -5°C.