Mammillaria elongata is a small cactus that is native to Mexico. It is easy to care for and makes an excellent addition to any indoor or outdoor garden. Here are some care tips for Mammillaria elongata:
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. Water only when the soil is completely dry to the touch.
Soil: Use a well-draining cactus mix, or make your own by mixing sand, perlite, and potting soil.
Light: Mammillaria elongata prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sun, but avoid exposing it to intense, hot sunlight.
Temperature: Mammillaria elongata prefers warm temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C).
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced cactus fertilizer.
Propagation: Mammillaria elongata can be propagated from offsets, which can be separated and planted in their own pot.
Pests: Keep an eye out for common cactus pests like mealybugs and spider mites, and treat as necessary.