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

(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).

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

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" in diameter (10 cm), 4" tall
Watering needs: Regular water in summer, less in winter. Needs good drainage.


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

David C.
United States United States

Nice plant

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

Tamara S.
United States United States

Beautiful and perfect

They came in a very good condition, I’m very happy with everything

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Julie B.
United States United States

Such a cutie!

I was so pleased with this chubby little cactus! Just beautiful! Can't wait to see it grow and develop it's famous "cap"

Melocactus matanzanus no cephalium

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