Mammillaria lenta - 10 seeds

Mammillaria lenta - 10 seeds

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Mammillaria lenta is a very slow growing succulent that branches basally to form quite large flat-topped mounds of off-white to white with age. Some plants will begin to offset when just a few cm across, while others are more reluctant to produce offsets

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It is a slow growing species. Use a pot with good drainage and a very porous mineral-based potting mix. Potted plants are quite wet-sensitive and easy to rot if over-watered, especially in winter. Water sparingly during the growing season; keep very dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. Usually it is recommended to over-winter this plant in a bright and warm greenhouse with at least 8-10° C , but it has proved to be quite frost resistant (if kept dry, it's hardy as low as -5° C). Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Some plants will offset readily, and clumps can be produced in a very few years.