Mammillaria neobertrandiana Lerdo, Durante, Mexico
Nice pink spines, the small
winter flowers are pale pink with a pink/brown midstripe.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Origin: Lerdo, Durango
(Boed.) Buxb. 1954
Cultivation: This plant
has not the fame to be easy to cultivate, but in good conditions
it grows without difficulty.
It is especially sensitive to overwatering.
So careful watering and an open
potting soil are a must.
the use of
peat or other
humus sources in the
to the potting mix which must be moderately acidic.
Can be sensitive to frost (but if dry they are resistant to
-5° C). Requires
to reach its full potential
achieve success in
A winter rest that allows the plant to shrivel (perhaps losing up to
25% of its summer height) will encourage flowering and long time
survival. Be careful to encourage slow growth.
Provide very good
Propagation: Direct sow
after last frost. (it usually doesn't produces offsets).
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of the Lasiacanthae group. (This
taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties