Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Sweetest Little Arizona Cactus

This was an unnamed cactus when I bought it- but I believe it's a Mammillaria nana ssp. duwei. A lovely little fluffy globe about 3cm in diameter. Doesn't grow much, but always has a flower or two to show. So pretty!
The kids next door nicknamed this one "Babykins", which is a bit over the top, but understandable.

The genus Mammillaria has so many intriguing and just plain beautiful species, (about 250, I think); a cactus fanatic could just collect them and nothing else and be content. I particularly like the dwarf species such as this one. They hail from Mexico and the SW USA and are pretty easy to grow.


  1. Beatiful mammillaria and beautiful picture!

  2. Thank you, Rika, this is one of my favorites!