Mammilaria elongata, Copper King is a decorative cactus that adds beauty because of its showy copper-colored spines on the top. This plant is sometimes called 'Lady Fingers' because of its harmless spines
- Mammilaria elongata, Copper King - Cactus Plant- 1
- 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)- 1
- 3.3 inch (8 cm) Square Plastic Planter with Rounded Edges (Blue)- 1
Plant specifications: Mammillaria elongata is a succulent ground cover, forming with time a tight clump of erect, ascending, prostrate or recumbent stems. This may be the most common Mammillaria to be found and occurs in more variations than any other Mammillaria species. It commonly comes in many color and spine variations.
||4 inch (10 cm)
||3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Lady Fingers, Kopper Lady Fingers
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 4-5 inch
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Keep in a bright sunny location.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Mammilaria elongata, Copper King Cactus care
Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.
Re-pot with the following proportions:3 parts of potting soil,1 part of grit (pumice),1 part of the horticultural-grade sand,1/2 part of the compost etc.
||Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
||Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
||Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
||Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
||No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.
Mammilaria elongata, Copper King Cactus special feature
The 'Copper King' cultivar has showy copper-colored spines on the top. This plant is sometimes called 'Lady Fingers' because of its harmless spines, it will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable-sized house plant.
Copper king cactus also used as an ornamental Plant