Mammillaria heyderi + Vintage Pot

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Mammillaria heyderi + Vintage Pot

35.00

vintage planter is 6in in diameter, white with glazed top rim and unglazed bottom

Mammillaria heyderi, Little Nipple Cactus

It is a low growing solitary plant and one of the most cold hardy of the Mammillaria. A very short cactus it can be difficult to spot in the winter when it is nearly below ground level and may be partially covered in gravel. In the spring and summer, it is usually above surrounding ground and more visible. Mammillaria heyderi is found on dry hillsides in lower to middle elevations. Chihuahuan desert scrub, Tamaulipan thorn scrub, and Edwards Plateau, usually limestone and alluvial substrates. The flowers are cream to salmon colored and the fruits bright red but quite small. Flowering Mar-Aug; fruiting Aug-Mar. 

 

Exposure: full sun to light shade

Irrigation (H2O Info): low, drought tolerant

Origin: collected in Sonora, Texas 

Native Range: Southeast Arizona, much of New Mexico, south Texas (along the Rio Grande); also Colorado and Oklahoma

Size:4-6”

Flowers: salmon to light pink with darker sripes

Winter Hardiness: 10° F

Zone: 8 to 11

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