Mammillaria sphaerica

When this clustering cacti is in bloom, you can barely see the plant beneath. The lemon-yellow flowers are so bright and cheery that one almost becomes mesmerized by the brilliancy of the show. When not in bloom, the plant is equally intriguing. Mature specimens reach widths of about 8" to 18" and are composed of multiple stems. Each stem gets about 2" in diameter and has elongated tubercles with 12 to 14 white colored spines at each tip. A must have for every cacti collector. Native to warm and humid southern Texas and northeastern Mexico; areas subject to periodic tropical storms and hurricanes. The plant is tolerant of humidity and a reasonable amount of summer irrigation, but good drainage is a must.
South Texas and Northeastern Mexico
8b to 10
4 inches x 8 inches
$6.50 Half-Pint #Q02-81  In stock

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