Mammillaria microhelia - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria microhelia

A relatively slow growing cactus with very pretty spines. Small pink-orange flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Part sun with afternoon shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • A smallish, very attractive cactus. It's cream or brown spines are arranged similar to the rays of the sun. Small bell-shaped flowers appear in spring. These flowers vary in colour depending on plant and can be white, yellow, green or various shades of pink.

    A relatively slow growing, but easy cactus to grow with few pest issues. Thrives in a location that provides plenty of light and ventilation. Grow in a well draining soil mix and water only when completely dry. Can remain mostly dry throughout winter. Frost tolerant if kept dry.


    Krainzia microhelia, Leptocladia microhelia, Neomammillaria microhelia

    Plant height To 20cm
    Plant width Individual stems to 6cm
    Habit Solitary or cluster forming
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green stem with white-yellow radial spines and red central spines
    Flower Flowers vary considerably. May be white, yellowish-green, pinkish or purpleish
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.