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Mammillaria columbiana
Scientific Name: Mammillaria columbiana Salm-Dyck
Synonym: Mammillaria chiapensis, Mammillaria tamayonis, Mammillaria hennisii, Mammillaria bogotensis, Neomammillaria columbiana, Mammillaria soehlemannii
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  columbiana Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, keep above 40F (4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Colombia, Venezuela, Peru

Growth Habits: Columnar, slowly offsetting, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water during the growing period


Mammillaria  columbiana

Cultural Practices:
The Mammillaria columbiana is an easy to grow tropical Mammillaria, it doesn't take any frost. It likes alkaline soil with a fair amount of organic matter, and more water than its Mexican relatives.

Blooming Habits:
Bright red pink flowers

Fruiting Habits:

Germinate seeds at 75 to 85F (23 to 28C)

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