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Mammillaria prolifera var. texana (Engelm.) Borg
Texas nipple cactus
Synonyms: Mammillaria multiceps, Mammillaria prolifera ssp. texana
USDA Symbol: MAPRT
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Size Notes:
To about 3 inches in height. Flower:
Flower about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Very small, yellow, pink and pale-yellow, salmon-yellow, partly reddish or white flowers borne in spring.
TX Native Distribution:
South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Native Habitat:
Grasslands. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Well-drained.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: DEW