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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Club shaped, dark purplish red, to 20 mm long, sticking straight out from the stem. From March onwards the plant will begin to grow and watering should be increased gradually until late May when the plant should be in full growth. Cut the stem with a sharp, sterile knife, leave the cutting in a warm, dry place for a week or weeks depending on how thick the cutting is until a callus forms over the wound.

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It grows mammilaria dry rocky places in the open or mainly in xerophyllous vegetation. 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. Nonetheless, there are several pests to watch for: Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.

In parts of its range the species is threatened by local extraction for ornamental plant trade and by the expansion of urbanized areas. Has blue-green body, dirty cream to reddish flower, and no central spines. Views View Edit History.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. It is an excellent plant for container growing.

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Dirty white, creamy-yellow or tinged brown with reddish midveins, to deep purplish pink, mm wide and long and in diameter. Back to Mammillaria index.

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. Once the callus forms, the cutting may be inserted in a container filled with firmed cactus potting mix topped maagnimamma a surface layer of coarse grit.

Feeding may not be necessary at all if the compost is fresh then, feed in summer only if the plant hasn’t been repotted recently.

Downloaded on magnimama February 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. During hot weather you may need to water the plants more frequently so long as the plant is actively growing.

Repotting every years. Despite the great abundance and diversity of cacti in Mexico, Mammillaria magnimamma is one of the few cacti species that has colonized barren lava fields. 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.

From late September watering should be reduced to force the plant to go in to magninamma state of semi dormancy, by October you should be back in to the winter watering regime. The gallery now mammillarua thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Summary [ edit ] Description Mammillaria magnimamma Monaco. The seedlings should not be disturbed until mqmmillaria are well rooted, after which they can be planted separately in small pots.


Schelle Neomammillaria magnimamma Haw. Conic-pyramidal as long or longer than broad, about 10 mm tall, firm, four-sided but not sharply angled, with latex, flowering axils mammillarai dense white wool, especially when young.

Mammillaria magnimamma

It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame. Mammillaria magnimamma in the exotic garden of Monaco. It is a magimamma growing, but easily flowering species.

Do not feed the plants from September onwards as this can cause lush growth which can be fatal during the darker cold months. I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain.

Specimens in the Jardin exotique de Monaco Mammillaria magnimamma. Major references and further lectures 1 Robert T. It may be attractive to a variety of insects, but plants in good condition should be nearly pest-free, particularly if they are grown in a mineral potting-mix, with good exposure and ventilation. Flattened globose to globose, grey-green mammillsria dark blue-green, cm in diameter and up to 30 cm tall.

Scales are rarely a problem. Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Magnima,ma. Use shallow pot with good drainage. Mammillaria magnimamma is a perennial stem succulent solitary at first, later branching basally or dichotomously to form large mounds up to 50 cm in diameter or more barely rising above ground level. Volume 63,page. Mammillaria magnimamma Photo by: