Mammillaria gracilis cv.

This compact cactus has pale yellow, creamy coloured flowers in springtime. It has short, thick white spines.

Common Names: Arizona Snowcap

Height and diameter: Grows to about 10cm tall, 3cm diameter

Light: Full sun.

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces pale yellow coloured flowers in spring.

Propagation: By removing and replanting offsets.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.