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Mammillaria crucigera
Scientific Name: Mammillaria crucigera Mart.
Synonym: Mammillaria discolor var. curvispina, Mammillaria crucigera var. grandinosa, Mammillaria curvispina, Mammillaria buchenaui, Cactus curvispinus, Cactus cruciger
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  crucigera
Mammillaria crucigera WM-1910 Tilapa, Puebla
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to at least 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (at the border of the states of Puebla and Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Globular cactus, clumping dichotomously, heads up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

Slow growing

Mammillaria  crucigera

Blooming Habits:
The Mammillaria crucigera has small 0.5 inch (1.2 cm), deep pink flowers in late winter, early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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