Thimble Cactus, Mammillaria vetula - Cactus Plant

Mammillaria gracilis, is a small cactus with somewhat slender, cylindrical, bright green body clustering and branching freely, but the offsets easily detached.
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23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Thimble Cactus

Mammillaria propagation is similar to that of almost any other plant. Usually seedling takes a quite long time to form plants, so many people consider pruning a great way of plant division. How to prune mammillaria? There are little offsets, clustering around the plant.

They can be easily pulled away and placed in a dry and warm location to form calluses. As this is an indoor plant, it is essential to know how to grow it in pots. Cacti like being in little pots and require repotting every 3-5 years. In cultivation the temperature must be kept between 20 and 30 degree Celsius.

It is allowed to fall to 15 degree at night, when it is summer time, and to 18 degree during winter months. One of the optimal ways of keeping the plant during the summer is growing it outside starting from May and through September. Simply place it in a sunny spot, as there it can get strong sunlight. Make sure it avoids the strongest midday sun.

Starting from September and up to May cacti must be moved to cool west or east windowsills.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height3 inch (8 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mammillaria Gracilis Fragilis,
Maximum Reachable Height They usually grow up to around 5 to 6 inches, so they'll be perfect for your indoor succulent collection. When one of the pieces breaks off, they can usually be propagated into a whole new plant.
Flower Colour the flower of the plant may be straw-yellow or violet, white or red, pink, etc.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • During winter months you should better keep the plant almost completely dry. Water it only to prevent the drying of roots (normally, once per month is enough).
  • Starting from March, the growing process is going to start. This is when watering must be increased until late May, as the plant is in its full growth.
  • Safely water the cactus once per week during summer months. Add as much water as the pot of the plant is allowed to drain.
  • When the temperature is extremely high, you must water the plant once per day.
  • Starting from late September the watering process must be reduced in order to force the plant going in to a condition of semi dormancy.
  • Before November comes, you are to get back to the winter-type watering regime.
  • A rich and fast-draining soil mix is another tip for proper care for mammillaria.

    Thimble Cactus care

    Mammillaria propagation is similar to that of almost any other plant. Usually seedling takes a quite long time to form plants, so many people consider pruning a great way of plant division.

    Sunlight Direct or indirect sunlight
    Watering Medium
    Temperature In cultivation the temperature must be kept between 20 to 30 degrees. It is allowed to fall to 15 degrees at night, when it is summer time, and to 18 degrees during winter months.
    Harvest Season They can be easily pulled away and placed in a dry and warm location to form calluses. As this is an indoor plant, it is essential to know how to grow it in pots. Cacti like being in little pots and require repotting every 3 to 5 years.

    Thimble Cactus uses


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Thimble Cactus?

    Thimble Cactus is commonly known as Mammillaria Gracilis Fragilis,

    How tall do Thimble Cactus grow?

    On average Thimble Cactus grows They usually grow up to around 5 to 6 inches, so they'll be perfect for your indoor succulent collection. When one of the pieces breaks off, they can usually be propagated into a whole new plant.

    What color are Thimble Cactus?

    A Thimble Cactus plant bears flowers of color the flower of the plant may be straw-yellow or violet, white or red, pink, etc.

    How hard is Thimble Cactus to grow?

    A Thimble Cactus is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Thimble Cactus need?

    A Thimble Cactus prefers Direct or indirect sunlight

    How much water does a Thimble Cactus need?

    A Thimble Cactus prefers watering Medium

    What temperature does a Thimble Cactus like?

    A Thimble Cactus prefers In cultivation the temperature must be kept between 20 to 30 degrees. It is allowed to fall to 15 degrees at night, when it is summer time, and to 18 degrees during winter months.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    What a great experience from start to finish.

    Akhila Aravind

    Sunday, 24 November 2019

    Love how cute the plant is..

    Shazia

    Thursday, 14 November 2019

    Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

    Yadu Kumar

    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    Thank you so much... gifted to someone special and he likes it a lot

    Sujith love

    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

    Suneel Dubey

    Friday, 08 November 2019

    Thank you so much... gifted to someone special and he likes it a lot

    Gopi vikrant

    Monday, 04 November 2019

    Plant was healthy and growing.Delivered in well packed protective method. Appreciable. Thank you

    dinesh bhatti

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.

    shishir sukant

    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Tanu Bhatnagar

    Thursday, 24 October 2019

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

    Hemangini Abichandani

    Saturday, 05 October 2019

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

    Joshi Prisy

    Friday, 04 October 2019

    Can i keep it in my ac room?

    Joshi Prisy

    Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    Can be kept in semi shade areas

    Srinivas Moluguri

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

    Madhuri Rajadhyaksha

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Thank you Nurserylive for such nice live plants collection

    Priyanka

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    It is easiest to grow houseplant.

    Debmita Gupta

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks

    srinivas dr

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?

    Ritu Singh

    Wednesday, 06 June 2018

    Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.

    Joshi Prisy

    Wednesday, 06 June 2018

    Rare new variety?

    Rita Sachdeva

    Monday, 21 May 2018

    Awesome experience!!! Luved the plant. Looked exactly the same. Thank you NL

    Nitish Verma

    Wednesday, 09 May 2018

    Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more

    Tania Sen

    Saturday, 05 May 2018

    Thank you for nice plants deleviry ... now i can trust online shopping of plants?

    Kiran Mayi

    Sunday, 11 March 2018

    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star

    Jeremy Cabral

    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    Anupriya Mehrotra

    Saturday, 26 August 2017

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

    Suman Goyal

    Sunday, 30 July 2017

    Does it comes with soil?

    Tania Sen

    Monday, 05 June 2017

    I Bought this product and received quickly .Quality wise awesome

    Sherly Uthup

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    Is this plant low maintenance.

    Namrata Mishra

    Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Ideal plant for green gift

    Vani Veena

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    कृष्णा शर्मा

    Monday, 05 December 2016

    Really nice and I have never seen anything like this before ...

    Pradeep Kumar

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