Plant Care Mammillaria backebergiana
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Mammillaria backebergiana

Taxonomy

Mammillaria backebergiana
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mammillaria backebergiana

Water

How often to water your Mammillaria backebergiana

Water needs for Mammillaria backebergiana
0.5 cups
every 12

Mammillaria backebergiana needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Mammillaria backebergiana

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Mammillaria backebergiana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mammillaria backebergiana: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mammillaria backebergiana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mammillaria backebergiana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Mammillaria backebergiana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mammillaria backebergiana: 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 Mammillaria backebergiana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Mammillaria backebergiana

Mammillaria backebergiana

Mammillaria backebergiana


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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