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  Mammillaria bocasana "mostruosa" CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Mammillaria bocasana mostruosa
This is NOT Mammillaria bocasana cv. FRED but a very different and distinctive new monstrous form.


 

Description: This unusual spineless mutant forms large low clusters of of very small ( 3-9 mm wide)  soft rubbery  clear green heads and  crested  stems and the plant looks more like a  strange marine creature than a cactus. Rarely a spine or a hair. It shows different crested and monstrose shapes.

Cultivation: Mammillaria bocasana "mostruosa" grows well on its own roots. Keep well ventilated as it is prone to root rot. Protect from frosts and freezes. Hates the sun.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Mammillaria bocasana
First description by Poselger, Allg. Gartenz 21: 94 (1853) 'forma mostruosa'

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)


 

 

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