Mammillaria decipiens – Bird’s Nest
Long, soft tubercles with a few short spines on the ends. Can handle lower light than most cacti, likes bright indirect light and morning sun only. In the wild it grows under the shade of other plants. Puts out offsets from the base and can eventually form a clump. Thick tuberous roots. Puts out pretty little white flowers. Very sensitive to over-watering. Use very well draining soil mix, and keep it dry in the winter.
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.