Plant Care Mammilloydia


Also known as

Mammilloydia candida and Snowball cactus


Mammillaria candida

How to care for Mammilloydia


How often to water your Mammilloydia

Water needs for Mammilloydia
0.5 cups
every 12

Mammilloydia 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 Mammilloydia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mammilloydia in your home

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

Mammilloydia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Mammilloydia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Mammilloydia

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

Care Summary for Mammilloydia



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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