Mammillaria vetula subs. gracilis 'Arizona Snowcap' - Statement Plants

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Mammillaria vetula subs. gracilis 'Arizona Snowcap'

An attractive, easy to grow cactus, with bright white spines on green stems. It offsets readily, forming large clusters.

Full sun - protect from harshest afternoon sun

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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The offsets on these plants are detached easily so they may be posted bare rooted if necessary.

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  • Mammillaria "Arizona Snowcap" is an attractive cactus that offsets readily from various points (monstrose) forming a clump that resembles a snowball. It has creamy white, bell shaped flowers appearing in spring to summer. It is a cultivar of the well known "Thimble Cactus", Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis.

    An easy care cactus that grows readily, it works well in pots or the garden.

    Plant in a well draining soil mix and position in a well lit area away from the afternoon sun. Water moderately in spring and summer and very little in winter.


    Arizona Snowcap
    Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis cv. Arizona Snowcap, Mammillaria gracilis f. monstruosa, Mammillaria gracilis cv. Arizona Snowcap, Mammillaria gracilis cv. Buenavista, Mammillaria gracilis cv. Regina

    Plant height 5-10cm
    Plant width Clusters to 15cm
    Habit Cluster forming cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green with masses of white spines
    Flower Cream to white
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.