Mammillaria gracilis fragilis

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$ 7.50

Mammillaria gracilis fragilis

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

This plant comes in a 2 1/4 inch pot

You will receive a very similar plant to the one on the picture.
It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.
this plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage on the roots



Mammillaria Gracilis Thimble Cactus

Description: The thimble cactus, Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis (Mammillaria gracilis), is a small cactus with somewhat slender, cylindrical, bright green body clustering and branching freely, but the offsets easily detached. The offsets are easily knocked off so the plant must be handled with care; however, these offsets quickly root if placed on the ground. The tubercles are roundish, each being tipped by stiff white spines, radiating like a star, making the plant look lace-covered. There are one or more longer dark-brown central spines. Creamy white, bell-shaped flowers appear in spring or in late summer-autumn. Eventually, this cactus forms a large, rounded clumps. Typically subsp. gracilis has only 11-16 radials, often lacks central spines, and flowers are less than 12 mm long.
Stems: Principal stems cylicndrical to 13 cm long and 3 cm across, bright-green, offsets numerous but more weakly attached than in subsp. vetula.
Tubercles: Main stem tubercles to 6 mm, firm to slightly flabby, bluntly roundish, without latex, axils naked.
Central spines: None or 1-2, (sometimes 2 to 5 on mature stems), straight, bristle-like white to dark-brown,to 10-12 mm long.
Radial spines: Only 11-16(-17), chalky white, thin, straight, needle-like, 3-8 mm long.
Flowers: Creamy vitae , up to 12 mm long.
Blooming season: Spring and also in late summer-autumn.
Fruits: Red.
Seeds. Black

Recommended Temperature Zone:
            sunset: 8-24, 29, 30
            USDA: 9-10
            Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 14°F (-10°C)
            Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
            Sun Exposure: Light shadeOrigin: Central Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro)

Growth Habits: Clumping globular cactus, heads are up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 2 inches wide (5 cm)
Watering Needs: Regular water in summer


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Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.


Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. 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 the email address below:

Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, 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.

At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US

All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages  and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants


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