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Mammillaria - Dolichothele

Mammillaria - Dolichothele

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dolichothele derives from the dolichos (long) and thele (nipple, referring to very prominent tubercles). Genus composed of about 12 species, it is a plant native to Texas and Mexico. They have globular stems and relatively large and funnel-shaped flowers. Almost all species bloom easily and can live at home or in greenhouses. They require a lot of light and an infrequent watering, to allow the roots to dry completely between one watering and another. They reproduce by seed in the spring period.

Dolichothele Longimamma

Species native to central Mexico, it has broad stems about 10 cm high, and tubercles up to 5 cm long. The flowers are 6 cm wide and light yellow. It is one of the easiest species to cultivate and also lives in dim light.

Mammillaria - Dolichothele: Dolichothele sphaerica

Native to northern Mexico and southern Texas, it is characterized by broad stems about 5 cm high and tubercles up to 1.5 cm light green in color, with an apical rosette formed by 9-15 thorns, yellow or white, long up to to one cm. The flowers are dull yellow and at least 6 cm wide.