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.
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.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring|
|Common Name||Dwarf turk's-cap cactus|
|Flower||Pinkish to magenta|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|
Cactus is healthy but smaller than the one in the picture.
Great packaging and arrived well
The cactus was well packaged with it being secured to the pot
Healthy, beautiful plants. Would be happy...
Healthy, beautiful plants. Would be happy to buy from again!
Really one of the best plants they have sent me. Large and beautiful plant.