(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).
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|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Height||6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Melocactus caesius|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|