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Mammillaria mystax
Scientific Name: Mammillaria mystax Mart.
Synonym: Mammillaria erythra, Mammillaria neomystax, Mammillaria mutabilis, Mammillaria huajuapensis, Mammillaria crispiseta, Mammillaria atroflorens, Neomammillaria mystax, Cactus mystax, Mammillaria mystax var. huajuapensis
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  mystax Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix to 20F ( -7C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Central Mexico (Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz)

Growth Habits: Solitary or clumping, gray green cactus, up to 1 foot tall (30 cm), 6 inches wide (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


Mammillaria  mystax

Mammillaria  mystax

Blooming Habits:
Purplish pink flowers 0.25 inches in diameter (0.6 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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