Mammillaria elongata <br> Lady Finger Cactus

Mammillaria elongata
Lady Finger Cactus

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Mammillaria elongata                     

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Common Names: Lady Finger Cactus, Gold Star, Gold Lace 

Growth: Upwards, branching

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Let dry completely

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 16°C - 40°C

Soil: Well draining cactus mix

Container: Pot with drainage

Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly 

Propagation: Stem / branch cuttings, removal of offshoots

Interiorscape Use: Desert themed atrium

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Pests can easily hide behind the spines which makes detecting and removing the insects much more difficult.   

Comments: A very common household cactus that grow very compact clusters. The spines are harmless but sharp and should still be avoided. The flowers are a pink-yellow and form in rings around the top of the plant if taken care of properly. 

Toxicity: Safe.