Mammillaria dioica 25 Seeds - Strawberry Cactus

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Mammillaria dioica, commonly called the strawberry cactus, is a globus to cylindrical cactus plant in the family Cactaceae. M. dioica is natively found in the western Colorado desert, southern California, Baja California, and Mexico. The stems are densely covered in short whitish-red spines that give this species its common name. Mammillaria dioica grows up to 8 inches tall with a 1 to 3 inch diameter. The flowers bloom in late winter to late spring and have a pale white color with pinkish-purple mid veins on each petal. M. dioica is grown as an ornamental plant for its small size and unique red color. Mammillaria dioica grows best in full sun to partial shade while sitting in well-draining soils. Water the plant adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as it is prone to rot. It is a drought-tolerant species and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Mammillaria dioica seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 70°F to 80°F. Germination typically takes 1 to 3 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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