Written by Maggie
Feb 09 2021
Mother of Hundreds, scientific name Mammillaria compressa, is native to central and South America. Mother of hundreds is drought tolerant, like dry, sandy soil or rock fissure growth.
Mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) is a succulent plant. Stems are globose to clublike, grayish green, the top of the ball is white woolly; Verrucous protuberance is short thick, axils with white wool and long white bristles; The spines of mother of hundreds initially have white woolly hairs, then glabrescent; Most of the thorns are 4, sometimes 5-7, the lower thorns outward curved, 2-7 cm long, other thorns are shorter, first red, then white or gray, the tip of the thorns dark; The flowers of mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) are small, bell-shaped, attached to the top of the bulb, arranged in a ring, 1-1.5 cm long, pink.
Mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) is drought tolerant, like dry, sandy soil or rock fissure growth. Mother of hundreds is not cold resistant, avoid the scorching sun. Avoid water mask, China's vast areas of winter must be such as room overwintering
Mother of Hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) is native to central and South America. Mother of Hundreds is located in central Mexico.
Mother of Hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) likes the warm, dry and sun-filled environment and is not cold resistant. Mother of hundreds is enduring half shade and drought, afraid of water, growth temperature of 15℃ - 25℃, winter temperature can not be lower than 7℃, suitable for fertile, loose and good drainage of sandy soil planting.
Water every two weeks from spring to early fall to keep the soil moist. Winter should stop watering, growing season fertilizing once a month, it is recommended that the best thin fertilizer, in order to help Mother of Hundreds can well absorb the nutrients needed.
Mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) propagation can be cut cuttage ball, easy to survive. Mother of hundreds has strong habit, fast growth, easy to grow into large clumps, like full sun, but also tolerant to half shade, cultivation requires fertile sandy loam, winter should keep the basin soil dry.
In the growing process of Mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa), it will open red florets, and the top of the ball is white wool contrast, very characteristic, often used as indoor plants.