Tender Loving Care Advice for Thimble Cactus (Mammillaria gracilis) in ceramic pot :
This small cactus comes with somewhat slender, cylindrical, bright green stems which form clustering and branching freely. The stems cover with fine white hair and small spines. The offsets may be detached easily but can be rooted once place back onto the soil. Full to partial sun is best for its growth and flowering. The flowers are white in colour.
Light: Can be under full sun outdoor (rain-sheltered) or in strong bright filtered light (indoor). The best spot to be at windowsill with bright light and good ventilation.
Water: Water only when the soil is completely dry out (about 7-10days). Watering from bottom is preferred but shake off excess water after sitting in water.
Soil: It prefers porous, well drained potting soil which consists of high content of perlites/charcoal chips/sand and small quantity of peat base-substrates.
Fertilizer: Feed the plants every 1-2 month with small amount of controlled-release fertilizer or cactus fertilizer.
Others: No known serious pests or diseases though prone to red spider mites and mealy bugs. Regular check is required on leaves/stems to avoid infestation of pests.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo. Plant may not carry flowers at the point of sale as it subjects to their stages of growth and seasonality of flowering.
Price of $23 is for a pot.