Plant Care Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Taxonomy

Mammillaria decipiens 'Marnier Lapostollei'
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Bird's Nest Mammillaria

💦 Water

How often to water your Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Water needs for Bird's Nest Mammillaria
0.5 cups
every 12

Bird's Nest Mammillaria 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 Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bird's Nest Mammillaria in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's Nest Mammillaria: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bird's Nest Mammillaria love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bird's Nest Mammillaria does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bird's Nest Mammillaria in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bird's Nest Mammillaria

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bird's Nest Mammillaria thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bird's Nest Mammillaria requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Bird's Nest Mammillaria enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Bird's Nest Mammillaria is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bird's Nest Mammillaria grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Bird's Nest Mammillaria to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Bird's Nest Mammillaria is native to the Southwestern United States, Central America, and the Caribbean.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria


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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