Melocactus matanzanus - Planet Desert
Melocactus matanzanus - Planet Desert
Melocactus matanzanus - Planet Desert
Melocactus matanzanus - Planet Desert
Melocactus matanzanus - Planet Desert

Melocactus matanzanus

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Melocactus matanzanus 

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Originary from Cuba, also known as Dwarf Turk's-cap cactus this beautiful looking cactus can reach up to 2.8–3.5 inches in hight and 3 inches in diameter., Is a cactus in the genus Melocactus belonging to the family Cactaceae. The epithet matanzanus is derived from the Cuban province of Matanzas.

When the plant has reached a certain age it shows at the growing tip a cephalium (hence the common name of "Turk's Cap"), a globose structure covered with reddish-brown bristles. This structure, where the flower buds will form, reaches a height of up to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) and a diameter of 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in). The flowers are carmine, about 2 inches long.

Temperature zone: USDA: 10b-11

Frost tolerance: Keep above 45°F (8°C) at all times

Minimum avg. temperature: 60°F (15°C)

Sun exposure: Partial sun

Origin: Northern Cuba

Growth habits: Globular cactus, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm), 4 inches tall

Watering needs: Regular water in summer, less in winter. Needs good drainage.

Propagation: meter of 2.5 to 3 inches.
 

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com,  llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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