Mammillaria magnimamma is considered to be Least Concern due to its wide range, abundance, occurrence in numerous protected areas, and because it is not. Mammillaria magnimamma, common name Mexican Pincushion, is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) cipactli, all rights. M Mammillaria magnimamma Haw. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Mammillaria (family Cactaceae). The record.

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In particular the spines are of variable shape and length, occasionally they are very long up to 5 cm long. Flattened globose to globose, grey-green to dark blue-green, cm in diameter and up to 30 cm tall.

Mammillaria magnimamma Haw. — The Plant List

It takes several years to offset, but once it starts it can fill a 40 cm pot in a few years given the best conditions. We are, of course, seeking photos of species not yet mammillwria in the gallery but not only that, we are also looking for better pictures than those already present.

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria magnimamma group. Specimens in the Jardin exotique de Monaco Mammillaria magnimamma. Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family.

It is a small growing, but easily flowering species. Water regularly during the summer so long as the plant pot is allowed to drain and not sit in mammkllaria tray of water. Major references and further lectures 1 Robert T. Send a photo of this plant. This page was magnimamja edited on 9 Novemberat The following other wikis use this file: It grows in dry rocky places in the open or mainly in xerophyllous vegetation.


Mammillaria magnimamma Haw.

If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Cuttings of healthy shoots can be taken in the spring and summer. Club shaped, dark purplish red, to 20 mm long, sticking straight out from the stem. Direct sow after last frost or cuttings. Volume 63,page.

It grows by producing offsets, and also by dichotomously dividing and doesn’t require any special treatment, but needs as much light as possible without burning the plant, to keep the stems compact. Mammillaria dry with ample airflow in winter. In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so: It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame.

Repotting every years. Overhead watering is helpful in controlling mites.

It is an excellent plant for container growing. It is very variable.

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Occasionally mealy bugs they develop aerial into the new growth among the wool with disfiguring results, but the worst types develop underground on the roots and are invisible except by their effects. Need full sun avoiding only the harshest summer sun, if kept too dark they may become overly lush and greener and could be prone to rotting due to over watering.


Feeding may not be necessary at all if the compost is fresh mammiolaria, feed in summer only if the plant hasn’t been repotted recently. This species is very variable and has received many names. Public domain Public domain false false. During hot weather you may need to water the plants more frequently so long as the plant is actively growing.

The seedlings should not be disturbed until they are well rooted, after which they can be planted separately in small pots. Conic-pyramidal as long or longer than broad, about 10 mm tall, firm, four-sided but not sharply magjimamma, with latex, flowering axils with mammillarria white wool, especially when young. Use a an open and free draining mineral compost with little organic matter peat, humus that allows therefore roots to breath as it is rot prone.

Schelle Neomammillaria magnimamma Haw. As it is especially prone to rot under-pot in a smaller container filled with very porous compost. The cuttings should root in 2 to 6 weeks. Over time it will produce large clumps. The following page uses this file: Downloaded on 01 February Dirty white, creamy-yellow or tinged brown with reddish midveins, to deep purplish pink, mm wide and long and in diameter.

Mammillaria magnimamma in the exotic garden of Monaco.