Mammillaria elongata

Mammillaria elongata

Mammillaria elongata, commonly known as lady fingers or golden stars, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family. This cactus forms dense groups of cylindrical stems growing to 25 cm height. The tubercles are conical and end with wooly rounded areoles. The 15 to 30 radial spines are short and curved. The plant produces yellow bell-shaped flowers on the upper part of the stem and cylindrical red fruit with brown seeds.


Common NameLady Fingers, Golden Stars
Botanical nameMammillaria elongata
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colouryellow
Height15 -> 25 cm
rocky lands
Altitude1300 – 2300 m
Bloom TimeMay -> June
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent, Ornamental
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesHardy
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4), 12 (+10)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, by division, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ Diseasesdisease free

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