Mammillaria gracilis "Arizona Snowcap"
Mammillaria gracilis is known from Mexico
A beautiful contrasting bright white-spined variety. The white spines makes a beautiful contrast against the dark green plant bodies.
This species is easy to grow and forms beautiful clustered plants.
Mammillaria is a large genus in the Cactus family with more than 200 species. They are mainly found in Mexico, but some species are known from the southwest United States, the Caribbean, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras.
The plants may either be rounded or columnar in shape, the plant bodies are covered with many, normally shortish spines. The spines of the Mammillaria, originate in the upper part of the areoles. The spines are separated into two types, the radial and the central spines, this feature may be very attractive in some species.