Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia
Mammillaria microhelia

Mammillaria microhelia

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).

Origin and habitat: Queretaro, Mexico

Description: Mammillaria microhelia is a particularly attractive small columnar, perennial cactus both solitary or forming clumps and bearing cream or brown spines, discolouring with age. Has creamy-white to purplish flowers in spring. Spines are arranged like the rays of the sun.

Growing rate: It is a slow growing species that rewards the patient grower with a beautiful displays of flowers since from an early age.

Watering: Water should be carefully applied and only when the soil is dry to the touch, as this cliff-dwelling species is very prone to root rot. Allow soil to drain thoroughly before watering again. Additionally, water should not be applied from above, as the feathery spines will retain water and add to rotting problems, but in good conditions with excellent ventilation, in bright light, it usually grows without particular difficulty. Do not water in the winter.

Light: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Direct sun encourages flowering and heavy spine production.

Hardiness: Protect from frost. But it's hardy to -5°C if kept dry. A winter rest that allows the plant to shrivel (perhaps losing up to 25% of its summer height) will encourage flowering and long time survival.

 

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

Blooming Season Mid spring
Common Name Golden stars
Dormancy Winter
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -3.9 °c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 6-12 in
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Mammillaria microhelia
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade

Mammillaria microhelia


SKU: 413

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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