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PlantFiles: Mammillaria
Mammillaria longiflora

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mammillaria (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh) (Info)

Synonym:Mammillaria longiflora subsp. longiflora
Synonym:Krainzia longiflora
Synonym:Neomammillaria longiflora
Synonym:Chilita longiflora
Synonym:Phellosperma longiflora

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
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

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

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Succulent

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:
Non-patented

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:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Mar 17, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'longiflora' has large deep or pale purple-pink flowers; 4 central spines per areole
The subspecies 'stampferi' also has 1-1.5 inch wide flowers that are a steady rose-pink; Very short or none central spines.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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