Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)

Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)
  • Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)

Mammillaria sancez-mejorade (SEED GROWN)

OWN ROOTS!!! A tiny white-spined beauty . It remains small, max 2-3 cm, diameter 3 cm or less when fully grown (but can grow more and cluster in cultivation). Impressive and not very common in collections.
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OWN ROOTS!!! A tiny white-spined beauty . It remains small, max 2-3 cm, diameter 3 cm or less when fully grown (but can grow more and cluster in cultivation).  Impressive and not very common in collections..

Family: Cactaceae

Scientific name:  Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradae R.Gonzalez G.  
First description: Cact. Suc. Mex. 37(3): 55 (1992)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Origin & habitat: It is a Critically Endangered cactus endemic to a single small area (Rancho El Vergel - Municipio de Galeana) in Nuevo Leon Mexico Altitude 1.900 - 2.000 m. But it is supposed that there is more than one population  and it could be quite variable.

 

 


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  • Escobariopsis sanchez-mejoradae

A tiny white-spined beauty . It remains small, max 2-4 cm, diameter 3 cm or less when fully grown (but can grow more and cluster in cultivation)

Description: It is a very slow growing miniature cactus.
Stem: Usually solitary, flattened globose (or clumps forming over time) bright green to 3 cm high, 1 - 3 cm in diameter.
Spines: No centrals, 30 to 40 hairlike (or plumose) pectinate, rigid radials, white, flattened against the tubercules, to 8 mm long.
Flowers: Can vary between white and pink-rose, 2-3 cm in diameter.
Fruit: Club shaped, red, up to15 mm long.

Cultivation:  Requires a small potwith fast draining mineral-based potting mix.  The plant should be planted high, with gravel top dressing partially supporting it above the potting mix.  
Pot plants are quite wet-sensitive. Care must be taken with watering;  it needs good drainage. Water sparingly during the growing season,  and keep very dry in winter.
Usually it is recommended to overwinter this plant in a bright and warm greenhouse with at least 8-10° C , but it has proved to be quite frost resistant ( -5° C). Give top shelf treatment. (Full sun - Light shade) 

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings or grafting.


This plant is grafted on Opuntia compressa. This grafting stock greatly  enhances flower production.


Mammillaria sancez-mejoradae and a tree frog
[you can see other macro photographs in the
Gallery of Macro Photografy ]

Flowering size speciemens on a frost hardy Opuntia compressa stock.


Pectinate and feathery spines.


A pink flowering specimen