Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii
Melocactus guitartii

Melocactus guitartii

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Blooming Season April to october
Common Name Melocactus curvispinus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance 8-12°c
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone -
Height 12 cm
Origin Southern america
Scientific Name Melocactus guitartii
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun


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Melocactus guitartii

(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 guitartii

Description: Melocactus guitartii is the the rarest of these Cuban species,. It is about 10 cm broad and 12 cm high, densely armed with long spreading rigid spines.
Habit: Usually solitary.
Cephalium: Relatively small 3 to 4 cm tall and 7 to 11 cm in diameter with long reddish-brown bristles.
Flowers: From the cephalium, pink, 18 to 43 mm long and 3 to 4 cm long.

These cacti are not the easiest things to grow and aren't plants for beginners. Melocactus guitartii grows from April to October
Melocactus rests from October to April but can't stand cold, or even fairly cool temperatures, so 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, not as much as the most arid growing cacti, but plenty nonetheless.

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 for an additional $3.00.  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 save to ship. Care instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order. Shipping details and customer service policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. 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.

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