August 12, 2017 17:51 | Cacti And Other Succulents

mammillaria - mostly lowland cacti, naturally forming large colonies.This is one of the largest genera of cacti, a characteristic feature of which is the presence of papillae, formed in the axils of the sprawling modified leaf tissue;areola atypical - only directly spines are on the tops of the papillae, and their growth points are located between the papillae.Flowers are usually small, self-pollinating, and numerous (up to 100 pieces), as if they wreaths surround the top of the stem, their flower buds are laid between the papillae;fruits ripen in stem tissues and appear to the outside until the following year, this oblong berries, seeds are small.

most common in the culture room types: mammillaria bokasskaya * Stem young plants spherical, cylindrical in mature, up to 5 cm in diameter, forms otrostki- "kids";papillae bare, soft, cylindrical;hairlike spines, white, different lengths: long central - 3, shorter radial - up to 30;flowers are yellowish-white.Mammillaria slim * Stalk korotkotsilindriche-sky,

up to 10 cm in height and 5 cm in diameter;nipples felt weak pubescence;hairlike spines, white, different lengths and colors: central - 3-5, they are longer kooichnevye, radial - to 14, they are more short, white yellowish-white or yellow, often more subtle.Mammillaria tsentrokolyuchkovaya ♦ From mammillaria bokasskoi different large size of the stem (up to 12 cm in diameter), tetrahedral buds, fewer volatile by color and length of the spines;from both previous types - carmine-red flowers.In view of the differences of origin, and therefore the requirements for the content of the conditions can be divided into three main groups:

Group 1: mammillaria white-haired, mammillaria white-woolly, mammillaria snowy, mammillaria Bocas Skye, mammillaria Ghana, mammillaria Woods mammillaria long-haired,mammillaria parnokolyuchkovaya, mammillaria Shide, mammillaria Tseylmana etc.

requirement to moisture:. cacti typical of all irrigation mode.

Light regime: intensive lighting shading on hot days.

requirement to soil: zemlesmes optimum at pH = 4 from a mixture of sand (coarse sand + gravel and brick chips), deciduous and sod land in the ratio of 4: 3: 3.

Group 2: mammillaria Satin, mammillaria gustokolyuchkovaya, mammillaria zolotistokryuchkovataya, mammillaria slender etc.

requirement to moisture:. Moderate watering during the active growing season, thrifty in other times.

Light mode: pritenenie not required.

requirement to soil: zemlesmes optimum at pH = 5.6 in a mixture of sand (see above.), Leaf and turf land in the ratio of 3: 4: 3.

3 Group: mammillaria Bakeberg, mammillaria Carwin-ray, etc. mammillaria chetyrehkolyuchkovaya

requirement to moisture:. Moderate watering all the time.

Light mode: moderate coverage.

requirement to soil: zemlesmes optimum at pH = 5.6 in a mixture of sand (see above.), Leaf and turf land in the ratio of 4: 2: 4.

Most species in the culture are unpretentious.

remaining common to all mammillaria features:

Temperature: winter temperature between 0-14 ° C.

Other features: many species can move in the summer in the open ground alpine dropwise with to have the container.