Plant Care Mammillaria polythele
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Mammillaria polythele

Taxonomy

Mammillaria polythele
Mammillaria
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Mammillaria polythele

Water

How often to water your Mammillaria polythele

Water needs for Mammillaria polythele
0.5 cups
every 12

Mammillaria polythele 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 polythele

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 polythele in your home

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

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

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

Mammillaria polythele does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Mammillaria polythele

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

FAQs
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Care Summary for Mammillaria polythele

Mammillaria polythele

Mammillaria polythele


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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