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Woolly Nipple Cactus
Scientific Name: Mammillaria nivosa Link
Synonym: Mammillaria simplex var. flavescens, Cactus flavescens, Mammillaria flavescens
Family: Cactaceae
Woolly Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria  nivosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: West Indies, Cuba

Growth Habits: Clumping or solitary, heads up to 3 inches in diameter (7 cm)

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage

Propagation: Generally seeds

Mammillaria nivosa at the Huntington Botanical Garden (HBG60164)

Woolly Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria  nivosa)

Blooming Habits:
0.75 inch (2 cm) yellowish flowers in early spring. Dark red fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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