Mammilaria / mammilaria
It belongs to the family of cacti. Fatherland - South America.
General description : Mammily’s popularity is explained by its compactness and ease of flowering even at a young age. Flowers are small, but numerous. In addition, mammillaria form beautiful fruit. All mammillaria have spiral rows of papillae, of which spines grow, but flowers appear in the sinuses between the papillae.
A wide variety of types and forms, the most common:
- Mammilaria bocasana (Mammilyaria bocasana) - owns a silver elongated, strongly branching stem. In spring, it blooms with small white flowers located around the stem.
- Mammilaria hahniana (Mammilyaria Ghana) - has a spherical or cylindrical stem, pink flowers.
- Mammilaria longimamma (Mammilyaria long papillary) - is characterized by long and thick papillae and impressive yellow flowers.
- Mammilaria spinosissima (Mammilyaria prickly). It has very sharp spines and pubescence between the papillae.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Mammilaria:
Illumination : Light-loving, preferred southern windows. No need for prints.
Irrigation mode : In summer it is moderate, to the measure of the drying up of the earth, in winter it is very strange, if the temperature is above 15 ° C, and with a humid and cool atmosphere there is no water at all.
Humidity : Periodic sprays from a small atomizer may be useful. She loves fresh air, we need airing places. In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony).
Temperature : Moderate in the warm season. In winter, the optimum is 7-10 ° C, for winter pubescent mammilaria, a minimum of 15 ° C.
Soil : Drainage is required. You can add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil mash: 1 share of sod, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of peaty land, 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once in two weeks with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.
Breeding : Children, seeds (germinate at 20-25 ° C).
Transplant : In spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple years. In order to give room for numerous children, the pots are chosen large and shallow.
Pests: Most often affected by the scarlet spider mite (in dry air, the leaves and stems are covered with cobwebs).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing. In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.
mammilaria elongated - mammilaria elongata
Mammilyaria Bocasana - mammilaria bocasana
Mammilaria Wilda - mammilaria wildii
mammilaria zeilmann - mammilaria zeilmanniana
Mammilyaria Excellent - mammilaria perbella
Mammilyaria Ghana - mammilaria hahniana
Mammilyaria spiny - mammilaria spinosissima