Gold Lace Lady Finger Cactus, mammillaria elongata, Flowering Cactus, potted, easy care plant



The Gold Lace variety of Mammillaria elongata cactus has a lace-like network of fine golden spines. The spines tend to be soft and flexible and less likely to pierce skin than many of the more prickly types of cacti.
The color of the Gold Lace (or Lady Finger) Cactus make it stand out in dish gardens or as a stand-alone table top cactus. Gold Lace is similar to the Copper King variety, differentiated primarily by the color of the spines.
Seasonally, or when indoor conditions are right, the Gold Lace Cactus will produce cute little white, yellow, or pink flowers.
Your order will consist of one Gold Lace variety of Lady Finger Cactus (Mammillaria elongata) firmly rooted and established in a 2.625" square nursery pot in a succulent potting mix. Your lady Finger Cactus may or may not already have additional offsets or branches.
Every order will include a complete care instruction sheet. In summary, when in doubt don't water it. Cacti are among the easiest plants to take care of if you set them in the right place and forget about them for weeks at a time. Mammillaria elongata 'Gold Lace' wants bright light or it may stretch and reach toward the light. Let the soil COMPLETELY dry out before watering. Make sure the water drains out quickly, and don't let your Gold Lace Cactus sit in water.
Your order will be well packed for shipment via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. If the weather is cold (below 45 degrees) please choose Priority Mail and add a 72 hour heat pack to protect your Gold Lace lady Finger Cactus from cold damage.
Please bring your Mammillaria elongata indoors and unpack it as soon as it arrives to minimize shipping stress and prevent damage from extreme temperatures.
The Gold Lace Cactus stays relatively small, growing to a height of about 6 inches. It will grow offsets or new branches from its base as it matures. Eventually, Gold Lace Lady Finger will form a thick cluster of cacti as shown in several of the photos and will spread to fill the available space given time and good care.
If there are any problems with your plants, please let us know immediately. At Sylvan Gardens, our mission is to help you grow good things. Follow us on Facebook at for plant care tips, lots of plant photos, and our latest updates.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

All our plants, seeds and cuttings will include detailed instructions for planting, care, and everything else you need to know to help your plants thrive!

Shipping Times, Methods, and Costs?

Most plants are shipped by USPS Priority Mail or USPS . In cold months we only ship by Priority Mail to minimize shipping times and we strongly recommend that you add a heat pack to your order to protect your plants from cold damage. The heat packs are priced low to cover our cost and can mean the difference between receiving a happy, healthy plant or a plant that is damaged or killed by cold exposure. Our mission is to help you grow good things, and that starts with taking every precaution in shipping to make sure your plant arrives in good condition. If there is any issue with your order when you receive it, please let us know.


Reviews (4)


all the plants arrived in decent condition however, they were either thrown around during transit or not packed very good before shipping. some branches were broken and a few of the plants were wrinkled up. overall however, I'm pleased with my order and am sure I can get all the plants thriving in no time. shipping speed wasn't too bad. seller had good communication as well.

I’ve never ordered a plant online. I can vouch that this seller sends it securely and stands by their product. Stand up seller!

Looks good, thank you... no problems.

Super Fast Shipping! Thank You! Five Stars!

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