Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma
Mammillaria longimamma

Mammillaria Longimamma Finger Cactus

(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).

Mammillaria longimamma, also commonly known as ‘Finger Cactus' or 'Nipple Cactus’, is native to Mexico and belongs to the Cactaceae family. This Conic-pyramidal-shaped plant can reach up to the height of 15–30 cm and enters dormancy in winters. It is protected in its natural habitat by low shrubs and sparse vegetation, and shares the territory with other cacti species. 

Growth Rate

The Mammillaria longimamma plant has a slow growth rate.


This cactus blooms in spring and produces bright pink flowers.

Watering and Feeding

During their active growing season from early spring to late summer, these cacti may require weekly watering. However, depending on the climate, the frequency of watering may vary. During their active growing and blooming period, Finger succulents will benefit from regular fertilizing.


Mammillaria longimamma plants thrive in neutral to acidic soil with good drainage.


Nipple Cactus is frost-hardy and has a frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 10.


These cacti prefer partial to full shade sun exposure to grow healthy and happy. They can only be grown in bright and indirect light if you live in a cooler climate.


Finger plants are a very adaptable species that can be propagated using a variety of methods such as offset cuttings, seed sowing, and tubercle removal.

You will find it difficult to resist these fascinating and low-maintenance plants. Mammillaria longimamma cacti are simple to grow and require little care. Add them to your collection without a doubt.

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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Finger Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Frost Tolerance -5 °c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10
Height 15–30 cm
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Mammillaria longimamma
Shape Conic-pyramidal
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Danny T.
United States

My wife's favorite

We've began collecting many cactus species from here. This lil guy is my wife's favorite.

Julie W.
United States United States

Just like pictured

Very healthy and bigger than I expected.

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Jody L.
United States United States

Fun & Unique!

I'm so pleased to have this little lady in my cacti collection! The plant I received was in excellent condition and I'm blown away at how carefully she was wrapped.

Natalie B.
United States United States

The ****** cactus you need in you life!

This thing has gotten huge! I almost need to repot it soon. It is a fun cactus to own, but I haven't figured out the right ingredients to get it to bloom yet. Maybe someday.

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Maria M.

Muy bonito

Muy bonito

Mammillaria longimamma

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