Mammillaria magnimamma is considered to be Least Concern due to its wide range, abundance, occurrence in numerous protected areas, and because it is not. Mammillaria magnimamma, common name Mexican Pincushion, is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) cipactli, all rights. M Mammillaria magnimamma Haw. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Mammillaria (family Cactaceae). The record.

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It is a small growing, but easily flowering species. Sensitive to red spider mite. Cut the stem with a sharp, sterile knife, leave the cutting in a warm, dry place for a week or weeks depending on how thick the cutting is until a callus forms over the wound. Some warmth throughout the year will increase the grower’s success. Keep dry with ample airflow in winter. Care must be taken with watering as they tends to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.

From late September watering should be reduced to force the plant to go in to a state of semi dormancy, by October you should be back in to the winter watering regime. Send a photo of this plant. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat From March onwards the plant will begin to grow and watering should be increased gradually until late May when the plant should be in full growth.

It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame. Retrieved from ” https: Feeding may not be necessary at all if the compost is fresh then, feed in summer only if the plant hasn’t been repotted recently.


They should be placed in the coarse grit only; this prevents the cut end from becoming too wet and allows the roots to penetrate the rich compost underneath. Back to Mammillaria index. Scales are rarely a problem. In particular the spines are of variable shape and length, occasionally they are very long up to 5 cm long.

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Mammillaria magnimamma group. Has mafnimamma body, dirty cream to reddish flower, and no central spines.

Mammillaria magnimamma {Cactaceae} Mexican Pincushion

Once the callus forms, the cutting may be inserted in a container filled with firmed cactus potting mix topped with a surface layer of coarse grit.

In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Water regularly during the summer so long as the plant pot is allowed to drain and not sit in a tray of water. As it is especially prone to rot under-pot in a smaller container filled with very porous compost.

Need full sun avoiding only the harshest summer sun, if kept too dark they may become overly lush mammiillaria greener and could be prone to rotting due to over watering.

It takes several years to offset, but once it starts it can fill a 40 cm pot in a few years given the best conditions. Mammillaria magnimamma is a perennial stem succulent solitary at first, later branching basally or dichotomously to form large mounds up to 50 cm in diameter or more barely rising above ground level.


Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family. Downloaded on 01 February Specimens in the Jardin exotique de Monaco Mammillaria magnimamma. During hot weather you may need to water the plants more mqgnimamma so long as the plant is actively growing.

Mammillaria magnimamma Haw.

The cuttings should root in 2 to 6 weeks. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

Views View Edit History. Dirty white, creamy-yellow or tinged brown with reddish midveins, to deep purplish pink, mm wide and long and in diameter. If they are not, fungicides won’t help all that much.

I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purposewithout any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law. Description Mammillaria magnimamma Monaco. Summary [ edit ] Description Mammillaria magnimamma Monaco. The following other wikis use this file: Use a an open and free draining mineral compost with little organic matter peat, mammillwria that allows therefore roots to breath as it is rot prone.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Mahnimamma following magnimamka uses this file: Use shallow pot with good drainage. Major references and further lectures 1 Robert T.

Schelle Neomammillaria magnimamma Haw.