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Mammillaria backebergiana ssp. backebergiana
Scientific Name: Mammillaria backebergiana ssp. backebergiana Buchenau
Synonym: Mammillaria fertilis
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  backebergiana ssp. backebergiana
Mammillaria backebergiana at the Huntington Gardens conservatory in early July (HBG 41878)
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Guerrero, Michoacan, Mexico DF)

Growth Habits: Clumping, 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm), 12 inches long (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
The Mammillaria backebergiana has small deep pink flowers with green stigmas, 0.5 inches in diameter (1.2 cm). The flower photograph was taken in late March.

Fruiting Habits:

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