(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 a short-spined small species. Fairly short usually less than 3 cm high (occasionally up to 4 cm tall) and 7.5 cm in diameter, reddish-bristly and abundant white wool. These cacti are not the easiest things to grow and aren't plants for beginners. 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. As the plants age the cephalium doesn't increase in circumference it will steadily grow taller.
Minimum avg. keep it above 8-12°C at all times/ 46 F
Sun exposure: prefers very bright light
Origin: state of Bahia in eastern Brazil
Growth habits: melocactus conoideus grows from April to October
Watering needs: prefer more frequent water in winter than other cacti, say once a month. Do not feed in winter.
Flower: Pinkish to magenta about 22 mm long and 10 mm wide. Nectar chamber 4 mm tall, 5 mm in diameter. Stigma lobes 4-5, white c 1 mm long.
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|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Melocactus conoideus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|