Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis
Synonym: Mammillaria gracilis
Common Name: thimble cactus
Origin: Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis originates from the states of Hidalgo and Querétaro, eastern Mexico.
Description: The thimble cactus is a small species that forms a cluster of slender, cylindrical stems, each covered with stiff white spines. These spines radiate like a star, giving the plant a lacy appearance. Eventually, clusters will develop into large rounded aggregations. From spring to early autumn, creamy-white bell shaped flowers may form, possessing pinkish-brown midstripes.
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