Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria candida

Having its origin in Northeastern Mexico, Mammillaria candida is one of the most elegant cacti in the Cactaceae family. This winter-dormant plant includes more than 350 species and reaches up to 30 cm in height. Because of its beautiful round shape, it is commonly known as “Snowball Cactus”.

Growth Rate

Mammillaria candida grows fast with minimal care.

Flowering

The Yellow-colored flowers with pink veins bloom on the top of the crown during the spring season.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

These cacti need watering during their growing season. However, during their dormancy in winters, there is no need to water. Snowball cactus does not need any fertilizer or pruning.

Soil

This variety of Mammillaria prefers its soil to be a mixture of leaf and coarse sand in the correct proportion.

Hardiness

​Mammillaria candida belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a and has a frost tolerance of -5° C ( 23° F).

Light

The Snowball cactus needs partial sunlight​​ to grow. 

Propagation

You can propagate these cacti from seeds in the spring season or by rooting suckers.

Mammillaria Candida “Snowball Cactus” is a beautiful plant to décor indoor or outdoor garden area.  

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Spring.
Common Name Snowball cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow with pink veins
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9a
Height 30 cm
Origin Northeastern mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Mammillaria candida
Shape Snow ball
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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02/06/2022
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Beautiful cactus and the best cactus packa...

Beautiful cactus and the best cactus packaging I've ever seen!

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08/30/2021
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Mammillaria candida

The 4 snowball cactus were healthy, perfect specimens and beautifully packed so they were not damaged in transit. Thank you.

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