Lady Fingers Cactus Mammillaria Elongata

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  •  Known as the ladyfinger cactus, Mammillaria elongata forms clusters of cylindrical stems with yellow-brown spines, giving plants an overall golden brown appearance.

     Pink-yellow flowers may appear in spring.

     Easy to grow, it’s a great cactus for beginners. Its offshoots may be used to propagate new plants. For best results grow Mammillaria elongata in cactus compost in containers in full sun. Water from mid-spring to summer only, and feed once a month with a special cactus fertiliser.

     Mammillaria elongata is best grown as a houseplant but containers may be moved to a sunny, sheltered patio in midsummer.

     All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
  •  Partial sun, partial shade.

     Porous, well-drained.

     This cactus prefers cooler temperatures, so avoid placing it close to any heat sources. But also protect the plant from frost and freezing temperatures.

     Try not to overwater the plant, but you can mist its leaves every other day to maintain its preferred level of humidity (50-60%).

     Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

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    VH
    04/22/2019
    Vicki H.
    United States

    Lady fingers cactus

    I’m very happy. I received two nice sized cactus. One with five fingers and the other with yellow flowers. What a wonderful surprise. The flowers are gone now, but both are rooting nicely.

    Vicki H. verified customer review of Lady Fingers Cactus
    CO
    12/11/2018
    Clayton O.
    United States

    loved them, all healthy and as I ordered. thank you

    100% satisfied customer

    Clayton O. verified customer review of Lady Fingers Cactus