Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra
Mammillaria melanocentra

Mammillaria melanocentra is a short, stocky and glaucous perennial cactus species with large tubercles. Each head is surrounded by a complete ring of star-like dark pink flowers. It originates in Northern Mexico (Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas, Mexico).

Stem: Depressed-spherical, to short-cylindric and rather flattened at the top, up to to 16 cm high and 10-12(-15) cm in diameter, glaucous-green.
Tubercles: in 8 and 13 spirals, firm, large, pyramidal, strongly four-angled, keeled up to about 1.4 x 1.4 cm, their axils with much white wool at first, without bristles. With latex.
Radial spines: (4-)6-9(-13), stout-subulate, (6-)15 to 20(-22) cm long, white, brownish or black, unequal, the lowermost longest.
Central spines: Usually solitary, occasionally up to 3, stout, awl shaped, usually ascending, black when young, later light grey, 2 to 3 cm long, greatly overtopping the stem black, becoming brownish grey later.
Flowers: Whitish to bright pinkish red or carmine with darker midline, approx. 2 x 2 cm long and in diameter, the segments linear, acute.
Blooming season: Flowers are produced in spring over a several weeks period.
Fruits: Pink or red, club-shaped, pink to scarlet, to 30 mm long.
Seeds: Brown.

Exposition: Full sun to light shade.
Watering: Water regularly in summer but do not over-water. Keep dry in winter. Hardy down to -4°C.

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

Bloom Season Late Winter/Early Spring
Botanical Name Mammillaria melanocentra
Common Name Biznaga de centrales negras
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color pink, red, white
Growth Habit globose
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 8b to 10b
Mature Size 612 in. (1530 cm)
Native Area Northern Mexico
Resistance 4°C
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Mammillaria melanocentra

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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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Mammillaria melanocentra is a short, stocky and glaucous perennial cactus species with large tubercles. Each head is surrounded by a complete ring of star-like dark pink flowers. It originates in Northern Mexico (Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas, Mexico).

Stem: Depressed-spherical, to short-cylindric and rather flattened at the top, up to to 16 cm high and 10-12(-15) cm in diameter, glaucous-green.
Tubercles: in 8 and 13 spirals, firm, large, pyramidal, strongly four-angled, keeled up to about 1.4 x 1.4 cm, their axils with much white wool at first, without bristles. With latex.
Radial spines: (4-)6-9(-13), stout-subulate, (6-)15 to 20(-22) cm long, white, brownish or black, unequal, the lowermost longest.
Central spines: Usually solitary, occasionally up to 3, stout, awl shaped, usually ascending, black when young, later light grey, 2 to 3 cm long, greatly overtopping the stem black, becoming brownish grey later.
Flowers: Whitish to bright pinkish red or carmine with darker midline, approx. 2 x 2 cm long and in diameter, the segments linear, acute.
Blooming season: Flowers are produced in spring over a several weeks period.
Fruits: Pink or red, club-shaped, pink to scarlet, to 30 mm long.
Seeds: Brown.

Exposition: Full sun to light shade.
Watering: Water regularly in summer but do not over-water. Keep dry in winter. Hardy down to -4°C.

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

Bloom Season Late Winter/Early Spring
Botanical Name Mammillaria melanocentra
Common Name Biznaga de centrales negras
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color pink, red, white
Growth Habit globose
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 8b to 10b
Mature Size 612 in. (1530 cm)
Native Area Northern Mexico
Resistance 4°C
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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