Plant Care arizona snowcap

arizona snowcap

Also known as

Globe cactus, Thimble mammillaria, thimble cactus, mammilaria vetula, Mammillaria Gracilis, Cactus, Mammillaria and Cartoon Cactus


Mammillaria vetula

How to care for arizona snowcap


How often to water your arizona snowcap

Water needs for arizona snowcap
0.5 cups
every 12

arizona snowcap 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 arizona snowcap

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for arizona snowcap in your home

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

arizona snowcap love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

arizona snowcap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize arizona snowcap

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

Difficulty Level

arizona snowcap is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Care Summary for arizona snowcap

arizona snowcap

arizona snowcap

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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