Gold lace cactus

A cactus looking like a cushion, with harmless yellow or brown spines.
Common name : Gold lace cactus
Scientific name : Mammillaria elongata
Family : Cactaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Mammillaria elongata is a succulent ground cover, forming a tight clumps of either erect, prostrate or recumbent elongated cylindrical, finger-like stems, about 3-10 cm long. One of the most common Mammillaria species to be found, and popular with many hybrids, in many colour and spine variations.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 1 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Plant my gold lace cactus

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my gold lace cactus

Water regularly in summer, but do not too much as the gold lace cactus is very sensitive to overwatering ! If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot - stick your finger in it! - and water if it's dry to the touch.

Shelter my gold lace cactus

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my gold lace cactus

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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