Mammillaria laui var. Subducta



The Mammillaria laui var. Subducta is indigenous to Mexico. A low growing cactus, this species typically forms large clusters that are densely covered with bristly spines. Unlike its cousins, this cactus sports noticeably white, yellowish to rusty-red central spines. Flowers are a beautiful shade of pink. Blooming season takes place during the spring months. Your friend will eagerly grow into a larger cluster of stems, accented by dense spines and decorated by rings of pink blooms (what a show off).

Happily, the Mammillaria laui var. Subducta is a fantastic choice for novice growers. It is easy to cultivate and requires no expert knowledge or special treatment. This species does require as much light as possible (without burning the plant), to encourage the heaviest spine formation as possible. Moreover, this species is an excellent candidate to be planted in a container. It maintains a manicured, pleasing appearance 365 days a year and remains small in size.

The Mammillaria laui var. Subducta has a history of traditional use. Native Mexican tribes utilized the white, hooked spines as fish hooks.


Fantastic choice for novice growers-

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

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

1. This species maintains a manicured, pleasing appearance 365 days a year
2. Grows quickly and stays small
3. Sports beautiful/dense spines and rings of pink flowers come springtime


Mammillaria laui subs. dasyacantha (D.R.Hunt) D.R.Hunt
Mammillaria laui subs. dasyacantha (D.R.Hunt) D.R.Hunt
Escobariopsis laui subs. dasyacantha (D.R.Hunt) Doweld
Mammillaria laui f. dasyacantha D.R.Hunt
Mammillaria subducta var. dasyacantha (D.R.Hunt) Repp.
Mammillaria laui subs. subducta (D.R.Hunt) D.R.Hunt
Mammillaria laui subs. subducta (D.R.Hunt) D.R.Hunt
Escobariopsis laui subs. subducta (D.R.Hunt) Doweld
Mammillaria laui f. subducta D.R.Hunt
Mammillaria subducta (D.R.Hunt) Repp.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Partially direct sun/Partially bright light
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


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


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

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Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
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Houston, TX Zoo
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