Mammillaria microhelia is a small perennial decorative succulent that belongs to the Cactaceae family and comes from Mexico, where it feels comfortable in a hot climate. The plant first became known in 1930, when the famous German botanist Erich Vardermann described it in a botanical magazine about cacti. Interestingly, mostly the succulent grows in a group, but in some cases, it can be found alone.
The plant can be easily identified by the long and thick spines that are brown-red or yellow in color and grow in the center of the succulent. The spines around have a paler color and are somewhat thinner, but at the same time, their number is much larger.
Stems are cylindrical in shape, growing up to 6 in (15 cm) tall and up to 2 in (5 cm) wide.
As for the flowers, they are bell-shaped and have a white-pink color, which can be brighter or dimmer depending on the growing conditions. The fruits are white, green, or pink in color, and the ripe seeds are brown.