Mammillaria prolifera subsp. texensis - Texas Nipple Cactus - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria prolifera subsp. texensis - Texas Nipple Cactus

A very easy cactus to grow and one that offsets freely. Small cream flowers bloom in spring and summer, followed by cylindrical red berries.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Mammillaria prolifera is a low growing, clumping cactus, that can form large mats over time. Small creamy white flowers bloom in spring and summer, followed by club shaped red berries.

    An easy cactus to grow, plant in a very well drained substrate and water only when dry. Place in a position that gets plenty of bright light.

    Synonyms

    Little Candles, Silver Cluster Cactus, Strawberry Cactus, Texas Nipple Cactus, West Indian Nipple Cactus, Texas Hair Cactus, Grape Cactus, Hair-covered Cactus, Pincushion Cactus,
    Mammillaria prolifera subsp. texensis, Cactus proliferus, Neomammillaria prolifera


    Plant height 10cm
    Plant width Stems 3cm. Clusters to 20cm
    Habit Cluster forming cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Dark green globose to cylindrical stems with white to brown dense spines.
    Flower Cream
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.