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 located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

Plant care guide for arizona snowcap in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Growing arizona snowcap in Madison right now

Light needs for plant arizona snowcap in Madison, Wisconsin

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 3rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Madison is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant arizona snowcap in Madison, Wisconsin

Sunlight will increase by 47.7% ☀️

February 2nd, 2023

Madison is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Madison is expected to increase by 47.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant arizona snowcap in Madison, Wisconsin

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 1st, 2023

This month, Madison is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Madison, Wisconsin ⛅.

arizona snowcap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot arizona snowcap

Nutrient needs for plant arizona snowcap in Madison, Wisconsin

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in Madison is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

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 your location in Madison, Wisconsin, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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