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You will receive the exact plant shown in the photos, including the decorative plastic pot.


Mammillaria mammillaris, also known as Wooly Nipple Cactus, is native to Venezuela and the adjacent islands. It is a fairly slow-growing and is a solitary or clump-forming cactus. The stems are spherical with conical tubercles and white wool in the axils. At the tips are clusters of spines with each tubercle containing 3 to 5 reddish/brown spines that have dark tips. Stems can grow up to 4 inches in diameter and 0.3 inches long. Edible fruits are red, and clubbed shaped, up to 0.8 inches long and provide a unique and long-lasting ornament to the stems.

Woolly Nipple Cactus

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  • Woolly Nipple Cactus does well in 4 hours of direct sunlight each day, so if it is indoors place near the brightest window you have to ensure it gets enough light. Water thoroughly during the growing season when soil is dry to the touch. It is heat-tolerant, but does not do well in the cold.

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