Mammillaria gracilis “Thimble Cactus”
3” potted in terra cotta.
Mammillaria gracilis, “Thimble Cactus”, is native to Mexico and is a small clumping cactus covered in tight, star-shaped whorls of white spines. Offsets of this plant are very easy to detach and propagate. If provided adequate sunlight and proper care, they form small, bell-shaped, creamy white flowers in spring and late summer.
Like most cactus, these prefer bright, direct sunlight (6-8 hours daily) and watering only when soil is completely dry. Pot in a well-draining cactus/succulent soil mix.