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Mammillaria bocensis
Scientific Name: Mammillaria bocensis Craig
Synonym: Mammillaria neoschwarzeana, Mammillaria rubida, Mammillaria bocensis var. rubida
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  bocensis
Mammillaria bocensis at the end of April at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 29, 30
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Northwestern Mexico (southern Sonora, northern Sinaloa) in the coastal plains, in sandy alluvial soil, generally under a shrub.

Growth Habits: Generally solitary, up to 4 inches tall, 4 inches wide (10x10 cm); dark green tubercles 0.4 to 0.5 inch tall (10-13 mm), 0.3 to 0.5 inch in diameter (8-12 mm); milky sap; axils with white wool, 1 or 2 white hair; young areoles with white wool; 1 central spine, 0.3 to 0.5 inch long (8-12 mm); 6 to 8 radials.

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds

Named after Las Bocas, Sonora

Mammillaria  bocensis

Blooming Habits:
Pinkish to greenish white flowers with darker midveins in spring, 0.8 inches long (2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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