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Mammillaria prolifera var. texana (Texas nipple cactus )
Cliffe, Harry

Mammillaria prolifera var. texana

Mammillaria prolifera (Mill.) Haw. var. texana (Engelm.) Borg

Texas Nipple Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Mammillaria multiceps, Mammillaria prolifera ssp. texana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: To about 3 inches in height.
Flower: Flower about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom 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.


Native Distribution: South Texas and northeastern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Grasslands.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Well-drained.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Mammillaria prolifera var. texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mammillaria prolifera var. texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mammillaria prolifera var. texana


Record Modified: 2016-04-06
Research By: DEW

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