Mammillaria polythele 'Toluca'

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Size: 2"

Embodying the resilience and beauty of the desert, Mammillaria polythele is a captivating succulent hailing from the arid landscapes of Mexico. This plant is a marvel of nature, with its spherical to cylindrical shape, densely packed with spiraling rows of areoles from which spines and flowers emerge. The spines range in color from creamy white to golden yellow, creating a striking contrast against the deep green of the cactus flesh. Mammillaria polythele typically reaches a modest height and width of up to 10 inches, making it a perfect specimen for small spaces and indoor gardens.

The real show starts when this plant decides to bloom, usually in the late spring to early summer. Adorning the crown of the cactus, a ring of exquisite, small pink or white flowers emerges, creating a delicate halo effect that is simply breathtaking. The flowers not only add a splash of color but also attract pollinators, playing a crucial role in the ecosystem of your garden. Despite its exotic appearance, Mammillaria polythele is surprisingly easy to care for, requiring minimal water and thriving in well-draining soil and bright, indirect light.

Whether nestled among other succulents in a rock garden, standing solo in a terracotta pot, or being a centerpiece in a succulent collection, Mammillaria polythele adds a touch of exotic charm and intrigue. Its ability to store water within its fleshy body makes it a symbol of endurance and adaptability, reminding us of nature's resilience. With its unique appearance and low-maintenance care, Mammillaria polythele is a must-have for enthusiasts and novices alike, bringing a piece of the desert's mystique into your home.


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: 2"

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