Mammillaria gracilis 'Oruga' grafted

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Size: 4"

Introducing the Mammillaria gracilis 'Oruga' grafted, a captivating succulent that is a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors alike. Originating from the arid landscapes of Mexico, this unique plant presents a striking appearance with its densely packed spines that resemble a caterpillar - 'Oruga' meaning caterpillar in Spanish. The spines cover the cylindrical stems, creating a visually appealing texture and form.

Standing proud at a height of up to 5 inches, the Mammillaria gracilis 'Oruga' showcases a vibrant green body that serves as a stunning backdrop to its contrasting white spines. When grafted, this plant not only grows healthier and more vigorously but also adds an artistic touch to any collection with its unusual and striking appearance.

Despite its fierce look, the 'Oruga' is known for its delightful surprise in the spring - an array of delicate cream to pale pink flowers that encircle its top like a crown. These blooms add a softness to its appearance and are a beautiful contrast to its spiky exterior. The flowers not only captivate the eyes but also attract pollinators, adding a dynamic aspect to its presence in any garden or home.

Easy to care for and requiring minimal maintenance, the Mammillaria gracilis 'Oruga' grafted is perfect for rock gardens, container arrangements, or as a standalone specimen. Its ability to thrive in well-draining soil and under full sun to partial shade conditions makes it a resilient and adaptable addition to any succulent collection. Whether displayed indoors or outdoors, this unique succulent is sure to spark conversations and admiration.


Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4"

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