Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus
Melocactus curvispinus

Melocactus curvispinus

(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).

Description: Melocactus curvispinus is highly variable in shape, it has has been divided into several species and subspecies by hobbyists, but only 3 subspecies are valid (subsp.curvispinus, subsp.caesius and subsp. dowsonii).

Habit: Usually solitary.
Blooming season: spring to summer open late in the afternoon. 
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 11-12
Frost tolerance: Does better if kept above 60°F (15°C) in winter
Minimum avg. temperature: 60°F (15°C)
Sun exposure: Light shade
Origin: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas)
Growth Habits: Up to 8 inches tall (20 cm)
Watering Needs: Moderate water


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Blooming Season Spring to summer
Common Name Turk's cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Pale pink magenta (pink-purple)
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate Slow-growing
Hardiness Zone 11
Height 1 foot
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Melocactus curvispinus
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

Melocactus curvispinus

SKU: 6

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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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