Melocactus azureus
Melocactus azureus
Melocactus azureus
Melocactus azureus

Melocactus Azureus, also commonly known as ‘Turk's cap cactus’, can reach up to the height of 6-12 inches. This winter-dormant plant is a genus of cacti native to Brazil and belongs to the Cactaceae family.

Growth Rate

The Melocactus Azureus plant has a fast growth rate, reaching heights of 2" – 4" inches and widths of 3′′ – 4′′ inches.

Flowering

This cactus blooms in the Mid-summer season and produces pink flowers.

Watering and Feeding

Water the Turk's cap cactus regularly. Do not let it dry out completely, even in the colder months. Feed your plants to give them a boost during the growing season. It is best to use a well-balanced cactus or liquid succulent fertilizer diluted in water.

Soil

Turk's cap cacti thrive in any well-draining soil. They grow best when their roots are slightly constricted. So, use a container that is slightly smaller than necessary.

Hardiness

The Melocactus Azureus plant has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11.

Light

To survive, this attractive plant requires a lot of sunlight. If you are going to plant it outside, make sure it is in a sunny spot. It requires partial to light shade sun exposure to thrive.

Propagation

Melocactus Azureus cactus can be easily propagated from seeds. Before planting, soak the seeds in water and use well-aerated soil. Seal them to keep heat and moisture in and encourage root growth.

While Turk's cap cactus is not the easiest plant to care for due to its difficult care requirements, it is a beautiful addition to your home due to the cacti's unique aesthetic.

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 azureus
Common Name Turk's cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Habit globose to cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11
Mature Size 612 in
Native Area Brazil
Resistance 0°c
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade

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Melocactus azureus

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Melocactus Azureus, also commonly known as ‘Turk's cap cactus’, can reach up to the height of 6-12 inches. This winter-dormant plant is a genus of cacti native to Brazil and belongs to the Cactaceae family.

Growth Rate

The Melocactus Azureus plant has a fast growth rate, reaching heights of 2" – 4" inches and widths of 3′′ – 4′′ inches.

Flowering

This cactus blooms in the Mid-summer season and produces pink flowers.

Watering and Feeding

Water the Turk's cap cactus regularly. Do not let it dry out completely, even in the colder months. Feed your plants to give them a boost during the growing season. It is best to use a well-balanced cactus or liquid succulent fertilizer diluted in water.

Soil

Turk's cap cacti thrive in any well-draining soil. They grow best when their roots are slightly constricted. So, use a container that is slightly smaller than necessary.

Hardiness

The Melocactus Azureus plant has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11.

Light

To survive, this attractive plant requires a lot of sunlight. If you are going to plant it outside, make sure it is in a sunny spot. It requires partial to light shade sun exposure to thrive.

Propagation

Melocactus Azureus cactus can be easily propagated from seeds. Before planting, soak the seeds in water and use well-aerated soil. Seal them to keep heat and moisture in and encourage root growth.

While Turk's cap cactus is not the easiest plant to care for due to its difficult care requirements, it is a beautiful addition to your home due to the cacti's unique aesthetic.

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 azureus
Common Name Turk's cap cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pink
Growth Habit globose to cylindrical
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11
Mature Size 612 in
Native Area Brazil
Resistance 0°c
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade

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