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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
Mammillaria hernandezii are from Oaxaca, Mexico and are usually solitary. The stems are usually globose and grow to about 1 -1.8" in diameter. Description: Tiny globular succulent plants, usually solitary (Slowly clumping in cultivation) Stems: Depressed-globose to globose, soft, dark green, usually not more than 2,5 cm in diameter and height (but in cultivation it can slowly grow up to 4,5 cm in diameter). Without latex. Roots: Somewhat fleshy, thickened root Tubercles: Pyramidal with short white wool in the axil. Radial spine: 17 - 25, white, cream coloured or tan, radiating, somewhat pectinate and curved backwards, not interlacing, 1.2 - 2.2 mm long. Central spine: Absent. Flower: Cherry red to fuschia-red (or occasionally white) with a paler throat, relatively large in relation to the stems size, up to 20 mm long, 2,5 cm large. The flowers are diurnal and close at night. Blooming season (Europe): A characteristic of this species is that, at least when cultivated northern Europe and US, the flowers appears during Autumn and Winter, and often fails to develop properly due to cold, damp, and lack of light in a temperate climate. A sufficiently sunny October day is needed to prompt them to open. Fruit: Remains embedded in the stem. Seed: Large, black.