Mammillaria schwarzii


A petite specimen with a rounded growth habit and a deep green stem, Mammillaria schwarziifeatures tufted areoles atop evenly spaced, conical tubercles from which a plethora of rigid white spines emerge. Shrouding the entire stem in an aura of white, this variety appears to shimmer in the sunlight – an illusion enhanced even further during the spring months, when creamy white blooms will form a halo of color and texture around the apex of the plant.

Native to the arid landscapes of Mexico, Mammillaria schwarziiprefers bright sunlight, which will encourage each specimen to reach its mature height of 5 inches tall before beginning to produce clumps of offsets around its base. To further replicate its indigenous environment, be sure to adhere to a thorough yet infrequent watering schedule, to avoid subjecting this variety to excess moisture. A porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot, as well as ample airflow around the leaves and soil surface, will further protect against rot or pests.

Hardy only to Zone 9, take steps to shield Mammillaria schwarziifrom frost during the winter months, to prevent scarring on the stems.

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