Plant Care Mammillaria sheldonii

Mammillaria sheldonii

Also known as

Mammillaria grahamii


Cochemiea grahamii

How to care for Mammillaria sheldonii


How often to water your Mammillaria sheldonii

Water needs for Mammillaria sheldonii
0.5 cups
every 9

Mammillaria sheldonii needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 sheldonii

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mammillaria sheldonii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mammillaria sheldonii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mammillaria sheldonii may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Mammillaria sheldonii

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

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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Mammillaria sheldonii

Mammillaria sheldonii

Mammillaria sheldonii

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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