This is one of the Mammillaria commonly called "Owl Eye Cactus", known for dichotomous branching (forking or dividing into two parts).
Cultivation: This plant is easy to cultivate but very slow growing. Cultivate it in a well drained and mineral substratum. Water regularly. It need full sun, so it keep a compact and flat shape. It does not tolerate intense cold, but tolerates some cold if kept dry. Frequent transplantations of the young plants protect the lower part of the stem.
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|Blooming Season||Early summer-early fall|
|Common Name||Owl eye cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||20°f (-7°c)|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in.|
|Scientific Name||Mammillaria perbella|
|Shape||Globose to cylindrical|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|