Mammillaria compressa

Mammillaria compressa


This ‘Mother of Millions’ continues to add pups so long as you provide adequate growing conditions. This particular clone was seclected for its’ very long spination. It blooms a reddish pink in the typical crown of blooms around each head. A wonderfully looking cactus that can grow and grow and grow so long as you keep potting it up. Once you reach the size you desire just let it get root bound and it will live for years without repotting if you add liquid fertilizer or some slow release like Osmocote.

The species can become extremely large and adapts well to use in the landscape if some afternoon shade is available. The combination of bright green skin, bright red flowers, and prodiguous spination make it unlike any other member of this very large family.

Small Size: 7-8 inch diameter

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