Melocactus Curvispinus

Product Description
$ 5.50

Melocactus Curvispinus 
(This plant comes in a 2" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one on the picture.  It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This 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.
Stem: Depressed globular to short cylindrical, light to dark green, slightly glaucous, 8 to 27 cm in diameter, 6 to 30 cm tall.
Ribs: 10 to 16 ribs sharp and sometimes tuberculated.
Areoles: Slightly sunken in the notches.

Spines: Dirty white to almost black more or less curved. Central spines erect, 1 to 4 often missing, 15 to 52 mm long. Radial spines 6 to 11 (rarely more), 3-42 mm long, the lowest often longer.
Cephalium: Relatively small 3 to 4 cm tall and 7 to 11 cm in diameter with long reddish-brown bristles.
Flowers: From the cephalium, dark purple to light pink, 18 to 43 mm long and 10 to 25 mm in diameter.
Blooming season: spring to summer open late in the afternoon. 
Fruit: Club-shaped, pink to bright red to deep magenta slightly lighter at the base.subspecies by hobbyists, but only 3 subspecies are valid.

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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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, 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: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

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