Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala
Mammillaria chionocephala

Mammillaria chionocephala belongs to the Cactaceae family and has its origin in Mexico. Offering a dormancy of winters, this succulent blooms in the spring season. The plant has a globular to a cylindrical shape and can grow up to 15-20 cm high.

Growth Rate
Mammillaria chionocephala is a slow-growing plant and you cannot provide it with any special treatment or special conditions to make it grow faster.

Each head of the cactus is surrounded by a complete ring of star-like pink colored flowers. These flowers start producing wool only when they reach the flowering stage.

Watering and Feeding
To keep the soil a bit wet, water just once or twice a week. Water less in winters and water with distilled water rather than tap water. Use liquid fertilizer to feed once a month during growing seasons.

With a pH level of 6-7, use a formula of 60% vermiculite, 20% coco coir, and 20% sandy soil. This will make the soil grave rich and water permeable. You can also add a small amount of organic potting soil.

Since Mammillaria chionocephala is known to grow in rocky areas, it has a hardiness zone of 9b to 11. The plant has a frost tolerance of -2°C.

Sufficient bright sunlight is required by the cactus. It thrives in hot temperatures and can be placed outdoors without any shade too.

If you want to increase your collection of Mammillaria chionocephala, you can do so through three methods of propagation - seeding, division, and grafting.

There may be a slight chance that your cactus may not bloom for a long time. This is no cause for panic, wait for its growing period and stay slightly more patient than you do with your other plants.

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Mammillaria chionocephala

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Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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