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,
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.