Reading up on how to care for a Mammillaria Elongata Cactus I see it mentions such things as
- suspending watering in winter for best care (and to encourage better flowering)
- the preferred time to re-pot is in the warm season
- fertilizer can be used in the growing season, but suspend feeding in the winter.
When are such periods in a country where there is no winter, and very little or no change in temperature, such as tropical countries (or indoors where the temperature may be constant)?
Is one supposed to follow what would be the seasons in the country where the plant is from, construct ones own winter, by choosing a time to just water less each year and sticking to it, or can you safely treat the plant the same throughout the year?