Mammillaria grahamii subs. sheldonii - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria grahamii subs. sheldonii

A small, compact cactus with white spines that are deep red and curved at the tips. Pink flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Mammillaria grahamii ssp. sheldonii, also known as Cochemiea grahamii is a small cactus with dark reddish hooked spines. Pink flowers bloom in late spring to summer.

    It is an easy care cactus and well suited to pots. Plant in a well draining soil mix and water moderately in summer, allowing it to dry out between watering. Keep mostly dry in winter.


    Sheldon's Pincushion
    Mammillaria sheldonii, Chilita sheldonii, Cochemiea sheldonii, Ebnerella sheldonii, Mammillaria microcarpa var. sheldonii, Mammillaria milleri var. sheldonii, Neomammillaria sheldonii

    Plant height 10-15cm
    Plant width Individual stems 3-5cm.
    Habit Cluster forming
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green to reddish with dark brown hooked spines
    Flower Pink
    Flowering time Spring
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.