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Mammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Pincushion) is a small cactus, with solitary or clustered stems, that tends to form large clumps over time. At first globular, later cylindrical, the stems, up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) and 4 in. wide (10 cm), are covered with dense white bristles and fine spines. Blooming profusely, it produces a pretty ring of rose-red flowers, 0.5 in long (1 cm). The blossoms are followed by small red fruits that are edible. Easy to grow and fast-growing, this miniature cactus is perfect for containers. It can be grown as a houseplant, but also grows well outdoors in frost-free climates. Protect from cold, as this species is frost sensitive and only hardy to 23F (-5C) for brief periods.




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For the most part, the Mammillaria hahniana is known as an outdoor plant but can be grown indoors too. The Mammillaria hahniana thrives in dry, hot conditions with very little water. As such, the plant does better in an outdoor environment where it lavishes in the sun. Even though the Mammillaria hahniana loves the outdoors, it does not mean that it cannot be grown successfully indoors. The Mammillaria hahniana can grow quite well indoors in a pot if it is placed in a very sunny area and is not overwatered. If you must grow your plant indoors, provide some outdoor time during the warmer months if possible and the plant will benefit from it.


While the Mammillaria hahniana is a slow-growing plant, it still needs sufficient light to grow and flourish. If you are growing this particular plant indoors, you will need to pay special attention to how much light it gets. Choose the brightest spot in the house to place your plant. A south-facing window is a perfect spot for a cactus of this type.


The Mammillaria hahniana, which is native to Mexico, truly thrives outside in a hot and dry environment. Do not position the plant in a heavily shaded area as this is an unfavorable condition for this type of plant. Does this mean that the cactus needs to have full sun exposure all day long? No, it does not. An interesting point is that while this plant genus loves the sun, it does not do very well under very intense, direct sunlight for an excessive amount of time.


Bright, partial shade during the hottest time of the day is best for this plant. You can position your Mammillaria Hahniana in a sunny spot with afternoon shade and it should be perfectly happy. You only need to ensure that your Mammillaria hahniana gets about 4 hours of bright light per day as this will promote long-term health.


The Mammillaria hahniana requires well-draining, porous soil whether it is grown outdoors or indoors. What I normally do is I use a standard cactus mix combined with perlite for extra drainage. I eyeball it to about 1:1 solution of cactus mix and perlite. You can also use a sandy mixture of coarse sand and cactus mix (1:1 solution). Or you can use a combination of these three materials (1:1:1 solution of cactus mix, perlite and coarse sand) for a porous soil mixture.


A Mammillaria hahniana that is grown indoors may not need to be watered as much as outdoor plants, especially if it is not exposed to a lot of sunlight. Before watering the plant, make sure that the potting soil is dry. Water the plant thoroughly, giving it a good drink. Do not water again until the soil has completely dried out. Make sure to empty the plate of any excess water that drains out of the pot so that the plant is not sitting in water.


If your Mammillaria hahniana is not blooming as you expected, there are ways to encourage blooms. Mammillaria hahniana is one of the few cacti that blooms even when young. Keep in mind that not all cacti are ready to bloom, and some may not bloom at all. A lot depends on environmental factors beyond our control.


Encouraging better flowering requires a cooling period in winter. You should also hold back on your watering schedule in winter. Providing the Mammillaria hahniana with too much water will deter flower growth. If the plant remains damp or sits in water for too long, the plant will fail to flower completely.


When getting a new cactus, you might want to ensure that you are not getting a plant that is poisonous or toxic. The good news is that the Mammillaria hahniana has no reports of toxic effects on humans or pets. If you suspect poisoning, contact your local veterinarian immediately or the poison control center.


Mammillaria hahniana is part of the Cactaceae family and its native range is NE. Mexico (to Jalisco). It grows on relatively steep slopes in submontane matorral and deciduous forests. It is easily identified by its long, white, thin, flexible hairs which can densely cloak the plant's body and increase in thickness, richness and length in age. This cactus is known for its flowers, which form in concentric rings of small violet-red to pink blooms, a(12-15mm in diameter) .


Mammillaria hahniana, the old lady cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Cactaceae, native to central Mexico. It grows to 25 cm (10 in) tall by 50 cm (20 in) broad. The solitary spherical stems, 12 cm in diameter, are covered in white down and white spines. Reddish purple flowers are borne in spring and summer, sometimes forming a complete ring around the apex of the plant.[2]


The Mammillaria hahniana is indigenous to Mexico (Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Queretaro). It is a small, globular cactus. As times passes, this species takes on a columnar form. Although somewhat variable, long white hairs typically develop.


The Mammillaria hahniana's range is incredibly limited. They are only confirmed to grow within two locations. This species is found along steep slopes in submontane regions (located under or at the base of a mountain or a mountain range), shrublands/thickets/bushes and in deciduous forests. Sadly, it is listed as near threatened due to its limited range, illegal collection and deforestation.


The Mammillaria hahniana is a fast growing species. Large clumps form quickly in comparison to other Mammillaria species. Provide ample space to grow. Water moderately during the summer months. Keep dry during the winter months to avoid rot. Utilize a well draining soil. Frost resistant when kept dry (hardy down to 20 degrees F). Thrives in full sun or afternoon shade. As a houseplant, provide bright light with some direct sun. Flowers take on a beautiful pink color. Fruit is edible.


Mammillaria hahniana Family: Cactaceae. Also known as the Old Lady Cactus due to it being covered in long white hairs. It is a clumping species and has short spines, but the hair is the main attraction. Flowers are pink and produced throughout the growing season. Takes normal cactus care. Protect from frost.


The stems of Mammillaria hahniana are densely covered with white hair and short white spines. Concentric rings of dark pink flowers appear amid the white hairs, creating a dramatic contrast. Easy to grow.Recommended pairings: Coming soonBloom time: SpringSize: To 6 inches highPlant in porous cactus soil with adequate drainageProvide bright light to full sun and ample airflowWater thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch (looks best with regular watering in hotter months)Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a (20-25 F)


Old Lady cactus (Mammillaria hahniana) is a solitary cactus with white fuzzy hair-like spines and purplish red flowers. It grows up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and up to 20 inches (50 cm) broad. The name, Old lady cactus comes from the covering of grey hairs which protect it from the harsh desert sun in its native Mexico.


Mammillaria hahniana (Old lady cactus). The cactus is among the most popular houseplants due to its easy maintenance. Like all plants, they need light, a suitable soil, water and fertilizer. Height with pots included approx. 10 cm 041b061a72


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