Ladyfinger cactus (Mammillaria Elongata)
Mammillaria elongata is a succulent ground cover, forming with time a tight clumps of erect, ascending, prostrate or recumbent stems. This may be the most common Mammillaria to be found and occurs in more variations than any other Mammillaria species. It commonly comes in many colour and spine variations.
Yes, while most cacti plants aren't poisonous to your pet, the chemical composition of the cacti sap can cause gastrointestinal ailments to your little friends. Plant has spines; use extreme caution when handling. Stems may be cut an regrown.
Common Names include:
Lady Fingers, Golden Stars
Size (Can grow to)
Slow growing. Shortly cylindrical, to 8 cm long, 1 - 3 cm in diameter and branching profusely by sides, the offsets easily detaches.
Full sun or partially shaded. Best under protected partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose their nice shape in growth. Flowers only appear on older specimens.
Low. Requires good draining succulent soil. Can be watered all year long, however if kept indoors allow soil to completely dry out between watering. When fertilising, it is recommended that 25% of the suggested dosage is used during growing months (spring and summer).