Mammillaria Elegans Cactus Plant Description Mammillaria elegans, native to Mexico, is a globular cactus with dense white spines and white wool. Long-lasting rings of magenta flowers provide beautiful contrast to a white, woolly body. Forms clusters in time. Protect from frost to prevent scarring. Mammillaria Elegans Cactus Plant Specs and Regions Native to: Mexico Zone: 9-11 Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade Bloomtime: Spring through Summer Bloomcolor: pink and white Mammillaria Elegans Cactus Water & Light Recommendations Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month. Technical Information About This Plant Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade. Best to water every 2 weeks.