Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large

Melocactus Matanzanus Dwarf Turk's-Cap

This plant is in a 6 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped BARE ROOT.

Melocactus matanzanus is known by its common name “Dwarf Turk's-Cap.” It is one of the most popular and smallest cactus species with an eye-catching globose shape. These plants from the Cactaceae family have their origin in Northern Cuba and are easy to find worldwide. Growing up to 7–9 centimeters in height, Dwarf Turk's-Cap goes dormant in the winter months.

Growth Rate

Melocactus matanzanus is a fast-growing cactus. It is a low-maintenance plant, making it a good option for beginners.

Flowering

When this plant gets fully mature, the wool and bristle covered sphere on the top of the cactus, which is known as cephalium, starts to form and later stops budding. The bud appears in the mid-summer and turns rose pink to carmine shade.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Dwarf Turk's-Cap needs plenty of water and likes a moist environment. Water them frequently.

Soil

Melocactus matanzanus needs well-draining soil. This plant grows healthily when it is restricted at the roots. Thus, it is important to root the cactus in a small container. 

Hardiness

This variety of cacti belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a-11b, with a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).

Light

This amazing houseplant needs direct sunlight. If planting outdoors, make sure the sunlight is sufficient otherwise the plant will not be able to bloom properly. 

Propagation

It is very easy to propagate Dwarf Turk's-Cap cactus by seeds. Soak the seed before propagating and use oxygenate soil.

Melocactus Matanzanus “Dwarf Turk's-Cap” is quite tricky to maintain. Having said that, these cacti make the garden adorable and pleasing.

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

Blooming Season Mid summer
Common Name Dwarf turk's-cap
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Rose pink to carmine
Frost Tolerance 0°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a-11b
Height 7–9 centimetres
Origin Northern cuba
Scientific Name Melocactus Matanzanus
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Direct sunlight

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CB
01/17/2022
Cesar B.
United States United States

Beautiful cephalium

These cacti had a thick cephalium with its vibrant red color

KH
01/07/2022
keith h.
United States United States

amazing quality cactus. Perfectly shaped, good size for the price

T
05/25/2021
Tamara
United States United States

Got two almost perfect

I got two of them, one was in perfect conditions, the other one had some damaged which I thought if was rot but it wasn’t, the damage area was in the lower part wish i cover with coil and now you can see itC hope that doesn’t affect the cactus

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PL
05/19/2021
pedro l.
United States United States

Roots

Beautiful cactus only problem was it barely had any roots hoping it makes it.

Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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