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|Expected Blooming Period||Winter, Year Round|
|Item Weight||2 Ounces|
|Unit Count||1 Count|
|Expected Planting Period||Winter|
- In late winter it features creamy yellow flowers. Requires gritty succulent or cactus potting soil. Prefers bright light and good airflow. Water when soil is completely dry to the touch. When one of the little bodies breaks off, it can be propagated into a new plant Thimble Cactus .
- Use in a fairy garden or in a alpine trough garden. Have fun creating your own container garden, refresh a garden, bouquets, wedding favors, party favors, centerpieces and much more. The selection may vary due to seasonal availability.
- You will receive similar like plants from photographs but there might be slight changes due to the season we are in. Succulent plants are among the hardiest, most drought-tolerant in the world and very easy to maintain, as long as they are planted in a porous cactus/succulent soil, given proper drainage, daily bright light, and not over watered Thimble Cactus .
The thimble cactus – Mammillaria gracilis [mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, GRASS-il-is] is an attractive succulent native to Central Mexico.
A highly prized cactus succulent among collectors and gardeners, mammillaria gracilis fragilis is loved for their desirable traits in cultivation, visually appealing appearance and are generally treated as houseplants Thimble Cactus.
These unique cacti are small in height, but since they grow in a cluster they add color and beauty to your garden experience.
While the bloom time of these succulents is summer, expect to see lovely and eye-catching yellow flowers in winter as well.
Besides being called thimble cactus, mammillaria gracilis is generally known by the common names:
- Powder Puff Thimble Cactus
- Powder Puff Pincushion
If kept in the right conditions, thimble cactus grows robustly.
Tiny globular bodies are densely covered with interlaced white radial spines, giving the impression of white “thimbles”. Clusters prolifically to form large mats. Satiny creamy yellow flowers in late winter. Requires porous cactus soil. Prefers bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Cold tolerance to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, however, best to provide protection from frost to prevent scarring.
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Recommended pairings: coming soon
Bloom time: Fall to Spring
Size: Up to 4 inches tall thimble cactus for sale
Requires porous soil with excellent drainage
Provide Bright light and ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25° F) thimble cactus flowers
It produces small, round-shaped offsets which form a cluster around the parent plant.
Densely covered in white, silky hair, the body of the plant has a broad appearance and usually a green/blue color.
This cactus looks like a powder puff, as the radial spines densely cover the small globe.
For those who know the art of growing cactus and succulents, they will find thimble cactus to be an easy plant to grow in a window with lots of sunlight and will definitely add this cactus plants in their wishlist of plants they want to grow.
A mature thimble cactus mammillaria is around 3″ to 5″ inches high and normally 3″ to 4″ inches in diameter.
For best results, provide plants with good airflow