(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of 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).
Mammillaria hertrichiana forms clumps to 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Stems flattened globose, dull green, to 7 cm (2.8 in) in diameter. Tubercles irregularly angled, with much latex, axils with dense wool and some bristles. Central spines 4-5, needle-like, straight, stiff, brown, upper ones 5-10 cm (2-3.9 in) long, lower ones heavier and to 2.5 cm (1 in) long. Radial spines 12-15, white to pale tan, with dark tips, upper ones shorter, 3-10 mm (to 0.4 in) long. Flowers deep pink to purplish pink, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long and 18 mm (0.7 in) in diameter. Fruits club shaped, scarlet, to 30 mm (1.2 in) long. Seeds light brown.
Origin: Sonora, Mexico.
Water: Drought-tolerant; average water needs; water regularly; do not overwater
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness: Zone 9-11 (20F degrees - 40F degrees)
Bloom time: Late Winter/Mid Spring
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz