Mammillaria compressa 'Yokan'
Accepted Scientific Name
Mammillaria compressa DC.
This cactus is a crested cultivar of Mammillaria compressa.
Mammillaria compressa 'Yokan' is a strange small cactus that forms a densely packed cluster of crested, brownish-green to purplish-red stems with soft white spines. Each specimen has a unique shape, a must-have for cactus collectors.
This slow-growing cultivar is very stable and rarely produces shots with a normal or classical crested shape.
How to Grow and Care for Mammillaria compressa 'Yokan'
Light: Plant this cactus in an area of your garden that receives 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you are growing M. compressa 'Yokan' indoors, place it near the brightest window in your home or office to ensure your cactus gets enough light. If possible, place the pot on the balcony or in the garden for extra light from spring to fall.
Soil: M. compressa 'Yokan' requires a soil mix that provides root aeration and good drainage, whether grown outdoors or indoors. Use a commercial cactus potting mix, or create your own.
Temperature: This cactus is heat tolerant but is not a cold-hardy plant. M. compressa 'Yokan' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: From spring to fall, water deeply and wait for the soil to dry before watering again. Never let the pot sit in water. Suspend watering in the winter.
Fertilizing: M. compressa 'Yokan' can benefit from fertilization during the growing season. Apply a water-soluble fertilizer for cacti and other succulents. Suspend feeding during the winter when the plant goes dormant.
Repotting: Repot every two or three years into a slightly larger pot. The best time to repot your M. compressa 'Yokan' is late winter or early spring, but the repotting process can be done almost any time of the year.
Propagation: The propagation of this cactus is done using stem cuttings or grafting during the growing season.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Mammillaria.
Toxicity of Mammillaria compressa 'Yokan'
M. compressa 'Yokan' is considered non-toxic to both humans and pets.
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