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Lady fingers

Mammillaria elongata

Lady fingers is a member of the Mammillaria family. Its botanical name is Mammillaria elongata. Lady fingers is categorised as a species of succulent.

Mexico is believed to be where Lady fingers originates from.

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How to grow Lady fingers

  • Partial Sun

    OR +
  • Dappled Sun

  • Low

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / dappled sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Zone 9 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).

See our list of companion Plants for Lady fingers to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Lady fingers from seed

Transplanting Lady fingers

Common Lady fingers problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lady fingers plants:

Other names for Lady fingers

Golden stars cactus

Chilita elongata, Leptocladodia elongata, Mammillaria echinaria, Chilita echinaria

Lady fingers care instructions

How long does Lady fingers take to grow?

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