Melocactus matanzanus

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$ 19.99

Melocactus matanzanus 

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Originary from Cuba, also known as Dwarf Turk's-cap cactus this beautiful looking cactus can reach up to 2.8–3.5 inches in hight and 3 inches in diameter., Is a cactus in the genus Melocactus belonging to the family Cactaceae. The epithet matanzanus is derived from the Cuban province of Matanzas.

When the plant has reached a certain age it shows at the growing tip a cephalium (hence the common name of "Turk's Cap"), a globose structure covered with reddish-brown bristles. This structure, where the flower buds will form, reaches a height of up to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) and a diameter of 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in). The flowers are carmine, about 2 inches long.

Temperature zone: USDA: 10b-11

Frost tolerance: Keep above 45°F (8°C) at all times

Minimum avg. temperature: 60°F (15°C)

Sun exposure: Partial sun

Origin: Northern Cuba

Growth habits: Globular cactus, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm), 4 inches tall

Watering needs: Regular water in summer, less in winter. Needs good drainage.

Propagation: meter of 2.5 to 3 inches.


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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.


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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. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. 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 the email address below:

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.

At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US

All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages  and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants


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