Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana
Mammillaria guelzowiana

Description: Mammillaria guelzowiana is a soft small solitary or clustering cactus, with the stems obscured by spines, but this specie tends to impress because of its bright magenta flower about 6 cm in diameter - very large for a Mammillaria!
Blooming season: June/July

Cultivation and Propagation: It is one of the more difficult species to grow long enough to produce clumps, but if grown correctly, it will reward the grower with generous displays of purple flowers; plants should be allowed to become crowded in their pot. Keep in shallow pots.
Watering Needs: Need regular water but do not water again until dry as it is specially sensitive to over watering. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5ºC for safe growing (but hardy up to -5°C or less.)
Sun Exposure: High levels of light are needed to flower and for good spine development. 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.

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

Bloom Season Late spring and summer.
Botanical Name Mammillaria guelzowiana
Common Name German cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Habit Spherical,
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Mature Size 7 inches
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 4° C
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Mammillaria guelzowiana

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Description: Mammillaria guelzowiana is a soft small solitary or clustering cactus, with the stems obscured by spines, but this specie tends to impress because of its bright magenta flower about 6 cm in diameter - very large for a Mammillaria!
Blooming season: June/July

Cultivation and Propagation: It is one of the more difficult species to grow long enough to produce clumps, but if grown correctly, it will reward the grower with generous displays of purple flowers; plants should be allowed to become crowded in their pot. Keep in shallow pots.
Watering Needs: Need regular water but do not water again until dry as it is specially sensitive to over watering. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5ºC for safe growing (but hardy up to -5°C or less.)
Sun Exposure: High levels of light are needed to flower and for good spine development. 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.

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

Bloom Season Late spring and summer.
Botanical Name Mammillaria guelzowiana
Common Name German cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Habit Spherical,
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Mature Size 7 inches
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 4° C
Sun Exposure Full sun

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