Mammillaria haageana elegans

Mammillaria haageana elegans

Mammillaria haageana elegans, known as elegant nipple cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the Cactaceae family. It usually grows solitary and form spherical to short cylindrical stems slightly depressed at the top. It has cylindrical tubercles that end with white radial spines 1 to 2 central grey-brown spines. This cactus produces pink flowers and a red fruit with brown seeds.


Common NameElegant Nipple Cactus
Botanical nameMammillaria haageana elegans
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourPink
Height10 cm -> 15 cm
HabitatGrasslands, under shrubs
Altitude1600 – 2300 m
Bloom TimeMarch -> May
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 Exposurefull sun, light shade
Soil pHNeutral, Alkaline
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesDisease free

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