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

    How to water thimble cactus?

    Water Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    How to grow thimble cactus?

    Thimble cactus is grown by cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant. 1. Pot size 3-inch upper diameter with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(spring-summer). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.co m

    How to propagate thimble cactus?

    You can propagate Thimble cactus by using offsets. Thimble Cactus will produce small offsets, stemming off in clumps around the main tubercles. You can remove the offsets easily and allow the offset to dry for several days before replanting. Choose a pot having of 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the offsets in the center of the pot. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.



    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
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