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Mammillaria gracilis fragilis "Thimble Cactus" is a cool little cactus plant that form clumps of green globular bodies with dense interlaced white radial spines. Larger bodies can send out long straight thorns, usually from their top. They grow to about 5-6" high and just as wide. The new clumping bodies that form can break off pretty easily and will take root if planted.

If the temperature will be below 34 degrees upon arrival protect your plants with one 72 Hour Heat Pack for each 10 degrees below 34. Purchase them here:


If temperatures are forecasted below 34 degrees for the arrival time frame I will hold the shipping and periodically check your local forecast.

They do best in warm dry climates, in porous, well-draining soil. They love filtered sun to light shade, so protect them from hot afternoon sun. They love regular water in warm weather, mid-spring to mid-fall, but keep them dry in the winter or they will rot. They are hardy to about 25 degrees, but protection from frost should be provided to prevent damage.

You will receive a rooted plant, similar in size to the plants in the second picture, which is in a 2" pot. They are pretty easy to handle since the spines curve inwards, but still handle with care.

It will be shipped in it's pot, wrapped in tissue paper. Some of the growths may break off during shipping, just plant the bottom (where it connected to the main plant) in soil and watch it grow. Further instructions are included with your order.

~See Shipping Policy for more info here:
~I ship after your payment clears, within 10 calendar days. If you need your order shipped quickly, the best place to indicate it is during checkout in the "notes to seller", otherwise send me an Etsy convo or email.
~I ship First class (3 days shipping) or Priority (2-3 days shipping). I will use flat rate boxes to lock in a lower shipping rate when possible.

~Paypal and Google Checkout only (Google Checkout – Mention in notes to buyer or convo)
~Credit Card payments are made through Paypal, you do not need a Paypal account.

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Cactus Mammillaria gracilis fragilis - Thimble Cactus - cacti plant


  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Gardening
  • Material: gymnocalycium mihanovichii cactus plant
  • Only ships within United States.
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