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

Mammillaria candida Snowball Cactus

(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.)

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.


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.


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


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


The Snowball cactus needs partial sunlight​​ to grow. 


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.  

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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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Mammillaria candida

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

Mammillaria candida

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.