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Mammillaria heyderi ssp. meiacantha
Scientific Name: Mammillaria heyderi ssp. meiacantha (Engelm.) D.R. Hunt
Synonym: Mammillaria meiacantha, Mammillaria gummifera var. meiacantha, Cactus meiacanthus, Mammillaria melanocentra var. meiacantha, Neomammillaria meiacantha, Neomammillaria melanocentra var. meiacantha
Family: Cactaceae
Mammillaria  heyderi ssp. meiacantha
Mammillaria heyderi ssp. meiacantha at the end of April at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24, 29, 30
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 10 F (-10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade in summer in Phoenix, full sun elsewhere

Origin: Northeastern Mexico, USA (Texas to Arizona), up to 7000 feet elevation (2100 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary, globular cactus, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds

Mammillaria heyderi ssp. meiacantha looks like it has been slightly flattened.
This Mammillaria is protected in Arizona.

Mammillaria  heyderi ssp. meiacantha

Blooming Habits:
Yellowish white flowers appear in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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