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Mammillaria estebanensis
Scientific Name: Mammillaria estebanensis G.E.Linds.
Synonym: Mammillaria dioica, Cochemiea dioica ssp. estebanensis
Family: Cactaceae
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Baja California: San Esteban Island, San Lorenzo Island)

Growth Habits: Clumping, making colonies of up to 50 stems; cylindrical stems, up to 20 inches tall (50 cm) and 2.4 to 4 inches in diameter (6-10 cm); tubercles 0.2 inch tall (5 mm); axils with white wool and 5 to 8 whitish bristles; young areoles with white wool; 1 central spine, sometimes hooked, 15-22 brown straight radials, becoming yellowish to white as they age.

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
White flowers, 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), 0.8 inch long (2 cm); club-shaped red fruit, 0.6 to 0.8 inch long, 0.16 to 0.3 inch in diameter (4-7 mm), with remnants of the dry flower. The fruit is edible.

Fruiting Habits:

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