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PlantFiles: Mammillaria
Mammillaria huitzilopochtli

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mammillaria (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: huitzilopochtli (wee-tsee-loh-POCH-tlee) (Info)

Synonym:Mammillaria huitzilopochtli subsp. huitzilopochtli

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Feb 20, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Solitary columnar attractive, but tender species from Oaxaca Mexico with itty, bitty, curving spines (too short to be a danger) and bright pink to magenta flowers below top of plant. Note, some plants have huge, dark, nearly black central spines, but otherwise look the same.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

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