Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large
Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large

Melocactus matanzanus is known by its common name “Dwarf Turk's-Cap.” It is one of the most popular and smallest cactus species with an eye-catching globose shape. These plants from the Cactaceae family have their origin in Northern Cuba and are easy to find worldwide. Growing up to 7–9 centimeters in height, Dwarf Turk's-Cap goes dormant in the winter months.

Growth Rate

Melocactus matanzanus is a fast-growing cactus. It is a low-maintenance plant, making it a good option for beginners.

Flowering

When this plant gets fully mature, the wool and bristle covered sphere on the top of the cactus, which is known as cephalium, starts to form and later stops budding. The bud appears in the mid-summer and turns rose pink to carmine shade.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Dwarf Turk's-Cap needs plenty of water and likes a moist environment. Water them frequently.

Soil

Melocactus matanzanus needs well-draining soil. This plant grows healthily when it is restricted at the roots. Thus, it is important to root the cactus in a small container.

Hardiness

This variety of cacti belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a-11b, with a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).

Light

This amazing houseplant needs direct sunlight. If planting outdoors, make sure the sunlight is sufficient otherwise the plant will not be able to bloom properly.

Propagation

It is very easy to propagate Dwarf Turk's-Cap cactus by seeds. Soak the seed before propagating and use oxygenate soil.

Melocactus Matanzanus “Dwarf Turk's-Cap” is quite tricky to maintain. Having said that, these cacti make the garden adorable and pleasing.

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

Bloom Season Mid summer
Botanical Name Melocactus matanzanus
Common Name Dwarf turk's cap, Trunk's cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Rose pink, carmine, pale green
Genus Melocactus
Growth Habit Globose stem
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 9–10 cm tall, 89 cm wide
Native Area Northern cuba
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, Deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Woolen cap at top
Sun Exposure Full sun/Direct sunlight, Part shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, pets friendly
Watering Needs Moderate

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Melocactus matanzanus with cephalium Large

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Melocactus matanzanus is known by its common name “Dwarf Turk's-Cap.” It is one of the most popular and smallest cactus species with an eye-catching globose shape. These plants from the Cactaceae family have their origin in Northern Cuba and are easy to find worldwide. Growing up to 7–9 centimeters in height, Dwarf Turk's-Cap goes dormant in the winter months.

Growth Rate

Melocactus matanzanus is a fast-growing cactus. It is a low-maintenance plant, making it a good option for beginners.

Flowering

When this plant gets fully mature, the wool and bristle covered sphere on the top of the cactus, which is known as cephalium, starts to form and later stops budding. The bud appears in the mid-summer and turns rose pink to carmine shade.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Dwarf Turk's-Cap needs plenty of water and likes a moist environment. Water them frequently.

Soil

Melocactus matanzanus needs well-draining soil. This plant grows healthily when it is restricted at the roots. Thus, it is important to root the cactus in a small container.

Hardiness

This variety of cacti belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a-11b, with a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).

Light

This amazing houseplant needs direct sunlight. If planting outdoors, make sure the sunlight is sufficient otherwise the plant will not be able to bloom properly.

Propagation

It is very easy to propagate Dwarf Turk's-Cap cactus by seeds. Soak the seed before propagating and use oxygenate soil.

Melocactus Matanzanus “Dwarf Turk's-Cap” is quite tricky to maintain. Having said that, these cacti make the garden adorable and pleasing.

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

Bloom Season Mid summer
Botanical Name Melocactus matanzanus
Common Name Dwarf turk's cap, Trunk's cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Rose pink, carmine, pale green
Genus Melocactus
Growth Habit Globose stem
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 9–10 cm tall, 89 cm wide
Native Area Northern cuba
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, Deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Woolen cap at top
Sun Exposure Full sun/Direct sunlight, Part shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, pets friendly
Watering Needs Moderate

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