Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca
Mammillaria melaleuca

Mammillaria melaleuca is a low-growing cactus with large, bright yellow flowers. The most obvious characteristic for associating it with Dolichothele are the prominent tubercles and the comparatively larger yellow flowers than those of the average.

Habit: The plants in habitat stay solitary for a long time and clusters only after several years if at all. In cultivation it clusters readily forming large mounds in a few year.

Root: Taproot, merging with stem forming a stout tuberous rootstock.

Stems: Globose, about 10 cm height, bright-green, without milky sap.

Cultivation and Propagation: Mammillaria melaleuca is an easy plant, recommended for any collection that needs lots of light with ample airflow.

Growth rate: Fairly slow growing, but will produce clumps in several years. Stays neat in appearance as it offsets, with none of the irregularities associated with some other members of the Subgenus Dolichothele. it can fill a 25 cm pot given the best conditions.

Soils: It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil with little organic matter (peat, humus). This species benefits from a more open potting mix
Watering: Water regularly in summer, but do not overwater (very wet-sensitively, especially in light of its succulent root system). Its roots are easily lost in pots that stay damp for any length of time. Keep dry with ample airflow in winter. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Care must be taken with watering as they tends to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.
Hardiness: Reputedly sensitive to frost , but less so if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -5° C for short periods). However some warmth throughout the year will increase the grower's success (minimum 5° to 8°C during rest season).

Exposition: Outside bright sun, filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Subject to sunburn if exposed to direct sun for too long. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.

Uses: It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame.

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

Bloom Season Late spring to mid summer
Botanical Name Mammillaria melaleuca
Common Name Cactus melaleucus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Growth Habit Ball/ clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8 11
Mature Size 10 cm
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 5° C
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Mammillaria melaleuca

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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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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Mammillaria melaleuca is a low-growing cactus with large, bright yellow flowers. The most obvious characteristic for associating it with Dolichothele are the prominent tubercles and the comparatively larger yellow flowers than those of the average.

Habit: The plants in habitat stay solitary for a long time and clusters only after several years if at all. In cultivation it clusters readily forming large mounds in a few year.

Root: Taproot, merging with stem forming a stout tuberous rootstock.

Stems: Globose, about 10 cm height, bright-green, without milky sap.

Cultivation and Propagation: Mammillaria melaleuca is an easy plant, recommended for any collection that needs lots of light with ample airflow.

Growth rate: Fairly slow growing, but will produce clumps in several years. Stays neat in appearance as it offsets, with none of the irregularities associated with some other members of the Subgenus Dolichothele. it can fill a 25 cm pot given the best conditions.

Soils: It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil with little organic matter (peat, humus). This species benefits from a more open potting mix
Watering: Water regularly in summer, but do not overwater (very wet-sensitively, especially in light of its succulent root system). Its roots are easily lost in pots that stay damp for any length of time. Keep dry with ample airflow in winter. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Care must be taken with watering as they tends to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.
Hardiness: Reputedly sensitive to frost , but less so if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -5° C for short periods). However some warmth throughout the year will increase the grower's success (minimum 5° to 8°C during rest season).

Exposition: Outside bright sun, filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Subject to sunburn if exposed to direct sun for too long. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.

Uses: It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame.

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

Bloom Season Late spring to mid summer
Botanical Name Mammillaria melaleuca
Common Name Cactus melaleucus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Growth Habit Ball/ clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8 11
Mature Size 10 cm
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 5° C
Sun Exposure Full sun

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