Plant Care Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria


Mammillaria decipiens 'Marnier Lapostollei'

How to care for Bird's Nest Mammillaria


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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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

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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.

Plant care guide for Bird's Nest Mammillaria in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.

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


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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Care Summary for Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Bird's Nest Mammillaria

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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