A very attractive dark green globular shape stem with light green streaks through out its body. Curved spines are tan to dark brown with white tufts of hair showing up near the top of the cactus. New offsets will pop up around the base and the middle of the main stem. Make a great houseplant and easy to grow.
Relatively small, this mammillaria can be solitary of free clustering over time to make large clumps. Globular deep green body that can have a reddish-purplish tinge toward the top of the plant. Snowy looking wooly puffs fill the axils near the top (lower puffs disappear as the cacti ages). Pretty colored spines and adorable yellowish flowers with a reddish tinge. This mammillaria has latex and will ooze milky sap if injured.
Mammillaria decipiens ssp. camptotricha (Bird's Nest Cactus)
A small, flattish clumping cactus that is covered with long cylindrical tubercles. It is covered in white to yellowish long twisting spines. Small, delicate white flowers appear around the top. Produces lots of offsets and forms a dense cluster.
Mammillaria longimamma (Finger Cactus)
An easy species to grow that will form a large clump with age. This cactus has a fairly large tap root, therefore it needs a deep pot. Long finger like stems with a small amount of white wool on the ends. The flowers are a bright yellow and are quite large for this genus.
Mammillaria gracilis fragilis
Also known as the Thimble Cactus, this small plant grows about 4" high and is cylindrical in shape. Abundant offshoots appear in the upper region of the plant forming a mound. Covered with numerous radial spines that resembles bristles, they are white with the longer central spines being brown. The small flowers are cream to pale yellow. The shoots of this fragile plant fall off easily but are also easy to re start.
A pretty cactus, this is one of the best with its slender radial white spines and bright funnel shaped yellow flowers. The oval stem reaches about 3 inches high and 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Easily grown, this plant forms a dense cluster as it ages.
The finger like stems of this plant are densely covered with short radial spines that spread out like a star. They form dense clumps-some stems are erect while others are semi upright. An easy plant to grow but is prone to rot if overwatered.
Mammillaria elongata Copper King
This clumping mammillaria has finger like stems which is heavily covered in short coppery spines. Adorable creamy yellow flowers form a ring around the upper part of the stem. Flowers usually will show up in the spring. A popular and fairly easy plant to grow.
This plant is fairly short, only reaching 4 - 6 inches in height. The dark green stems turn reddish when grown in more light. They are cylindrical in shape and slowly cluster irregular from the base. The white to dark brown spines are needle shaped, with one being hooked. The pretty flowers are light pink with a deep pink stripe and center.
Mammillaria bocasana (Powder Puff Cactus)
A cute, clump forming cactus that is covered with soft white hair. Amongst the cotton ball looking cactus are thin, hooked shaped reddish brown spines. Produces offsets freely with soft pink and creamy white flowers. Flowers usually show up in the spring and will go throughout the summer. Needs high/bright light.