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Thimble Cactus Mammillaria vetula

Previously known as:

  • Mammillaria fragilis
  • Mammillaria gracilis
  • Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis
Phonetic Spelling
mam-mil-AR-ee-uh VET-uh-luh
Description

Native to Mexico, Thimble Cactus is less than 6 inches tall and in the family of Cactaceae.

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small spaces#cactus#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small spaces#cactus#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mammillaria
    Species:
    vetula
    Family:
    Cactaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Distribution:
    Mexico
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Small groups