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Mammillaria petterssonii
Scientific Name: Mammillaria petterssonii Hildmann
Synonym: Mammillaria pilensis, Neomammillaria petterssonii, Mammillaria apozolensis, Mammillaria huiguerensis, Mammillaria obscura, Neomammillaria obscura
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  petterssonii Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 29, 30
USDA: 9-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade in summer in Phoenix, full sun elsewhere

Origin: Mexico (Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Queretaro)

Growth Habits: Solitary until reaching mature size, and then offsetting slowly. Each head up to 5 inches tall (12 cm), 3 inches wide (8 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds

A commonly found variety also known as Mammillaria apozolensis v. saltensis is occasionally sold as Lau1045. It is a striking plant with curly golden spines. This Mammillaria is named after the city of Apozol (Zacatecas state).

Mammillaria  petterssonii

Blooming Habits:
Pink flowers with darker stripe along the axis of the petal in spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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