Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius
Melocactus caesius

Melocactus caesius

(This plant comes in a 3.5 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 in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).


Melocactus caesius

Flowers: dark purple to light pink
Blooming season: spring to summer, the flowers open late in the afternoon.
Cultivation and propagation: It grows from April to October, it can’t endure long stretches of total dryness, and also too much water will rot it, as its weak root systems tends to be inefficient at sucking up water from wet soil. Nonetheless, again as a result of their tropical origins, they need a fair amount of water, but allow the soil to dry quite a bit before watering again.
Melocactus caesius rests from October to April but can’t stand cold, or even fairly cool temperatures, so it is indispensable to keep it above 8-12°C at all times. The root system is weak and generally resents being repotted and can take a long time to re-establish. The soil mix should be very quick draining, prefers very bright light.

 

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

Blooming Season Late summer/early fall
Common Name Gray melon-cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pale pink
Frost Tolerance 8-12°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Height 6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)
Origin Northern colombia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Melocactus caesius
Shape Globular
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade

Melocactus caesius


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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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