Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus

Melocactus Conoideus Cone-Like Turk’s Head Cactus

(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 conoideus is commonly known as ‘Cone-like Turk’s head cactus’, and it belongs to the Cactaceae family. It has a grey-green color spherical body. A native of Brazil, this winter-dormant plant grows up to 6 inches (15 Cm) in height. 

Growth Rate

It is not easy to grow this plant, and the growth rate is slow.

Flowering

Melocactus conoideus flowers bloom in the Anthesis, occurring in the afternoon with vibrant Magenta (pink-purple) color.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

These plants are very resistant to drought. After watering, always try to dry out the soil properly. Fertilize in mid-spring with mineral fertilizer.

Soil

The soil can be a mix of 75% healthier soil and 25% coarse siliceous sand or commercial cactus substrate with 20%  coarse sand.

Hardiness

The Cone-like Turk’s head cactus is hardy in zones 11 and has a frost tolerance of 8-12°C (46.4-53.6°F).

Light

These cacti need full sun to light shade but in the winter season, temperature below 15 degrees will be harmful to them.

Propagation

They propagate from seed, but the propagation process is relatively slow.

Melocactus conoideus are best to grow in pots. They need good ventilation, and you can grow them on the terrace or balconies. 

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

Blooming Season Anthesis occurs in the afternoon
Common Name Cone-like turk's head cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Magenta (pink-purple)
Frost Tolerance 8-12°c
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 11
Height Under 6 in. (15 Cm)
Origin Brazil
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Melocactus conoideus
Shape Short-spined
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade

Melocactus conoideus


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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.