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Mammillaria huitzilopochtli

Mammillaria huitzilopochtli

Mammillaria huitzilopochtli, commonly known as biznaga of Huitzilopochtli, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family native to Mexico. It has single or branched dark-green stems spherical at first then cylindrical to club-shaped. The small tubercles are cylindrical to conical with elliptic areloes, short pectinated radial spines and sometimes long black central spines. A ring of pink flowers is produced then a red club-shaped fruit with brown seeds.


Datasheet

Common NameBiznaga of Huitzilopochtli
Botanical nameMammillaria huitzilopochtli
FamilyCactaceae
Life CyclePerennial
Foliage
Basic ColourPink
Height8 -> 15 cm
HabitatGrasslands, rocky
lands
Altitude500 – 2600 m
Bloom TimeNovember -> March
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
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesDisease free

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