Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium

Melocactus Matanzanus No Cephalium Dwarf Turk's-Cap Cactus

(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).

Originating from Cuba, Melocactus Matanzanus comes from the family of Cactaceae. It’s a gorgeous cactus that grows up to 2.8–3.5 inches in height. Known by its common name “Dwarf Turk's-cap cactus”, this globose-shaped plant is a great succulent to beautify your backyard or garden. 

Growth Rate

Melon cactus is fast-growing.


This houseplant blooms in late spring. The pinkish to magenta flowers of this succulent will add a decorative feel to your garden. 


Regular watering will promote the plant’s growth. The water requirements vary from season to season. In summer, this cactus needs ample water. Make sure you keep it moist even in the winter season. 


Dwarf Turk's-cap demands a well-drained soil mix for proper growth. Therefore, pot it in porous and sandy soil.  


This specific cactus species falls in the hardiness zone of 11 and has a frost tolerance of 45° F or 8° C.


Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium grows best in full sun to partial shade. The right amount of sunlight will help it thrive. 


You can propagate this plant from seeds.

All the care and hard work that you do to grow the amazing Dwarf Turk's-cap cactus will be worth it as it will surely be a conversation starter amongst your guests and family members. 

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Blooming Season Late spring
Common Name Dwarf turk's-cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pinkish to magenta
Frost Tolerance 45°f
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Height 2.8–3.5"
Origin Cuba
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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rico p.
United States United States

barrel cactus

Cactus is healthy but smaller than the one in the picture.

Leslie E.
United States United States

Beautiful plant

Gorgeous plant, this seller does not disappoint!

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Cesar B.
United States United States

Great packaging and arrived well

The cactus was well packaged with it being secured to the pot

Rebecca W.

Healthy, beautiful plants. Would be happy...

Healthy, beautiful plants. Would be happy to buy from again!

David C.
United States United States

Nice plant

Really one of the best plants they have sent me. Large and beautiful plant.

Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium

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