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Mammillaria sphacelata ssp. viperina /Mammillaria Cactus

Mammillaria sphacelata ssp. viperina  / Mammillaria sphacelata ssp. viperina
Clustering cultivar that spread to 20 inches and more
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Clustering cultivar that spread to 20 inches and more

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Scientific Name: Mammillaria sphacelata ssp. viperina
Common Name: Mammillaria Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Must have well drained soils and kept dry during the winter. A clustering cultivar, forming sprawling clumps to 20 inches or more across. In spring bright pink flowers appear on the thick stems which have a dense covering of gray and black spines.