Mammillaria sempervivi

1 gallon specimen.
1 gallon specimen.

The Mammillaria sempervivi is indigenous to central and northern Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato and Querétaro).This species is rare, growing mainly at or under the base of mountain ranges in calcareous soils. Initially solitary, a clumping growth patterns emerges later in life. As the plant matures, a large taproot forms.

Flowers are funnelform and bloom in rings on the plant's crown (barely rising above the tubercles). Flowers are pale yellow to white with pinkish-red mid stripes. White wool forms between the areolas. Blooming season takes place during the spring months. Slow growing and very easy to cultivate. Additionally, this species blooms effortlessly!


Fantastic choice for novice growers-

1. Easy species to cultivate
2. Cultivation requires no expert knowledge
3. Species requires no special treatment

Great candidate to be planted in a container/centerpiece plant-

1. Species maintains a manicured, pleasing appearance 365 days a year
2. Sports beautiful, funnelform flowers
3. Flowers form in rings with unique white wool growth around the areolas
4. Blooms effortlessly


Cactus sempervivi (DC.) Kuntze
Neomammillaria sempervivi (DC.) Britton & Rose

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 11b
Flower : 
Pale yellow to white with pinkish-red mid stripes
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Latin Name: 
Mammillaria sempervivi

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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