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Nipple Beehive Cactus, Long Mamma
Scientific Name: Coryphantha macromeris ssp. macromeris (Engelm.) Lem.
Synonym: Coryphantha pirtlei, Mammillaria macromeris, Lepidocoryphantha macromeris
Family: Cactaceae
Nipple Beehive Cactus, Long Mamma (Coryphantha  macromeris ssp. macromeris) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 14 F (-10C) if kept dry.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade (in summer)

Origin: USA (New Mexico, Texas), northeastern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas)

Growth Habits: Clumping, heads up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm); cylindrical tubercles, up to 1 inch long (2.5 cm); 1 to 4 central spines, up to 1.6 inches long (4 cm); 10 to 17 radials

Watering Needs: Moderate water when in a growing period, little to no water the rest of the time

Propagation: Seeds, divisions

The Coryphantha macromeris has long soft tubercles. Mature plants have attractive light pink flowers.

Nipple Beehive Cactus, Long Mamma (Coryphantha  macromeris ssp. macromeris)

Blooming Habits:
The Coryphantha macromeris has 3 inches wide (7 cm) pink flowers during the summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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