Very easy cactus that is great for beginners. The Ladyfinger is a slow growing cactus that grows in clusters and stays small. This cactus reaches a maximum height of about 20cm but will continue putting out new shoots and becoming thicker over time.
Only water when it completely dries out, which can be 2-3 weeks during inactive periods. When it is growing, water about once every 7-14 days.
Works well indoors and outside.
Mammilaria elongata 'Ladyfinger'
Bright interior light, or anything from partial shade to full sun outdoors
When the soil is completely dry, about every 2-3 weeks when the cactus is not actively growing, and every 1-2 weeks when it is growing
small: 5cm nursery pot with premium cactus potting mix