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.


Common NameBiznaga of Huitzilopochtli
Botanical nameMammillaria huitzilopochtli
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourPink
Height8 -> 15 cm
HabitatGrasslands, rocky
Altitude500 – 2600 m
Bloom TimeNovember -> March
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent,
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

Open Next Page To See More Photos.

1 2Next page
Back to top button