"Red- Headed Irishman" is a Mammillaria variety of cacti with a cylindrical structure that is completely covered in short brown/red spines. Even though this cactus is a spikey one it is still quite beautiful. During the Spring months this cactus will develop a full "crown"of deep purple/pink flowers. A gorgeous sight to enjoy! During the Fall and Winter months please refrain from watering. Only water very lightly once a month. This will give it a better blooming period for the next year to come.
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost❄️
Recommended light conditions: filtered sun ☀️/🌳
Bloomtime 💐: Spring
Bloom Color 🎨: dark purple/pink
⭐Suitable to grow Indoors and Outdoors
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.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.