Melocactus levitestatus warasii
(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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 11-12
Frost tolerance: Keep above 45°F (8°C) at all times
Minimum avg. temperature: 60°F (15°C)
Sun exposure: Partial sun
Origin: Brazil (Bahia, Minas Gerais)
Growth habits: Solitary, globose, up to 30" tall (75 cm), 12" in diameter (30 cm)
Watering needs: Regular water in summer, less in winter. Needs good drainage.
Melocactus levitestatus grows with bright stems gray-green to dark green, that reaches a size of 15 to 68 centimeters in height and a diameters of 14 to 30 centimeters. The cefalio is composed of bright red bristles and measures up to 18 centimeters in height and has a diameter of 7 to 12 centimeters. The flowers are red on the outside and magenta in the interior.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz