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Mammillaria canelensis
Scientific Name: Mammillaria canelensis R. T. Craig
Synonym: Mammillaria floresii, Mammillaria bellacantha, Mammillaria mayensis, Mammillaria auritricha, Mammillaria auricantha, Mammillaria laneusumma
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  canelensis
Mammillaria canelensis at Miles 2 Go
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28 F (-2 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Solitary globose cactus, up to 6 inches in diameter (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


The name canelensis comes from the Sierra Canelo in the state of Chihuahua, where it was first collected. According to 'Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary', the Mammillaria canelensis found in the trade might not be one described by Craig.

Mammillaria  canelensis

Mammillaria  canelensis

Blooming Habits:
The flowers are 0.8 inches in diameter (2 cm), and come mostly in late winter. In the Mammillaria canelensis sold in the nurseries, the flower colors vary a lot. In the original Craig's description, they are supposed to be greenish-yellow.

Fruiting Habits:

Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary

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