General Care for Mammillaria elongata “Ladyfinger Cactus”
“Ladyfinger Cactus” is an easy succulent to care for. It is a slow grower, but grows well indoors when given enough light.
Mammillaria elongata has typical water needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
In the winter when it is dormant, water only sparingly, if at all, to prevent rot.
Where to Plant
Mammillaria elongata “Ladyfinger Cactus” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 4 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).