Mammillaria elongata - Ladyfinger Cactus - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria elongata - Ladyfinger Cactus

A very easy cactus to grow and an ideal beginner cactus. It forms tight, quite large clumps over time.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • A clump forming cactus with individual stems elongated like fingers. It forms quite large clusters over time and can be used as ground cover. It is an easy to grow cactus, with little to no pest issues. It flowers in spring with small cream to white flowers.

    Grow in a well draining soil mix in a well lit position. Water when dry.


    Ladyfinger cactus, Lady Fingers, Golden Stars, Gold Lace Cactus
    Mammillaria elongata subsp. elongata, Chilita elongata, Leptocladia elongata, Leptocladodia elongata, Mammillaria densa, Mammillaria echinata var. densa, Neomammillaria elongata

    Plant height 3-10cm
    Plant width Individual stems to 5cm. Clusters can grow large over time.
    Habit Cluster forming cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green with white spines
    Flower Small, cream
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.