Plant Care Mammillaria Compressa

Mammillaria Compressa

4.3 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Mammillaria Compressa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Mammillaria Compressa has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mother of Hundreds, Mother of Hundreds and Globe Cactus


Mammillaria compressa

How to care for Mammillaria Compressa


How often to water your Mammillaria Compressa

Water needs for Mammillaria Compressa
0.5 cups
every 12

Mammillaria Compressa 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 Compressa

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mother of Hundreds in your home

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

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

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

Mammillaria Compressa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mammillaria Compressa in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mammillaria Compressa

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

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Care Summary for Mammillaria Compressa

Mammillaria Compressa

Mammillaria Compressa

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.

What other plant parents say

Mammillaria Compressa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Mammillaria Compressa has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Mammillaria Compressa has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Mammillaria Compressa has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Spicyadelaide avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe Orlando, FL

Might grow tilted, low maintenance. definitely a survivor some of my plants accidentally kept out of the sun for a week and this plant not only bounced back but started growing shortly after being placed back in the sun

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Maggieme23 avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,031 XP

I kid you not I bought this 5 years ago and I haven’t watered in probably 3 years. Forgot it existed and it’s still kickin. Looks the same as when I bought it

Survivor Survivor
Lana avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Canton, OH

it's easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pig333 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 45 XP

Doesn’t need a lot of water at all, likes sun, doesn’t grow very fast and remains the same.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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