Plant Care Little Nipple Cactus
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Little Nipple Cactus

4.5 out of 5 (22 experiences)

Little Nipple Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Little Nipple Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Taxonomy

Mammillaria heyderi
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Little Nipple Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 18
Little Nipple Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Little Nipple Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Little Nipple Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Little Nipple Cactus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Little Nipple Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Emmyanenome avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Little Nipple Cactus named Dr. Nippems by Emmyanenome on Greg, the plant care app
03/05/2021

Cute lil cactus, slow growing but occasionally gets a little crown of pink flowers 🥰 I tagged pet friendly because the spines are small, but so densely packed you can’t actually get to the flesh of t…

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Apollotuplin avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Little Nipple Cactus named Jim, Jimmy, and Jimette by Apollotuplin on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

I’ve had this thing forever. Sadly it doesn’t grow much... but that might be mostly my fault. I love them a lot and I think they’re super cute!

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@Laurensnipp…
Liverpool, England
Rating of the plant Little Nipple Cactus named grace by Laurensnipplebois on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

grace is a lovely plant I love to water her

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@Jenny k
Canby, OR
Rating of the plant Little Nipple Cactus named Mr. Prickels by Jenny k on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

Likes 🥰 but Rarely needs water

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@Maria
Highland, CA
Rating of the plant Little Nipple Cactus named Scooby and the gang by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
03/26/2021

It’s dyed.

How to care for Little Nipple Cactus

Water

How often to water your Little Nipple Cactus

Water needs for Little Nipple Cactus
0.5 cups
every 9

Little Nipple Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Little Nipple Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Little Nipple Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Little Nipple Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Little Nipple Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Little Nipple Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Little Nipple Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Little Nipple Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Little Nipple Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Little Nipple Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Little Nipple Cactus

Little Nipple Cactus

Little Nipple Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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