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Melocactus white cap

full mature plant 7.5 years

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Melocactus white cap

full mature plant 7.5 years old

Melocactus [mel-oh-KAK-tus] is a genus of cacti belonging to the Cactaceae family and native to the Caribbean.

This genus has about 30 – 40 species of which Melocactus matanzanus is the most popular variety, was initially named Cactus Melocactus in 1753 by Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus.

Popular varieties include:

  • Melocactus matanzanus
  • Melocactus azureus
  • Melocactus violaceus
  • Melocactus peruvianus

Turks Cap Melo Cactus Care

Size and Growth

Melocactus cactus grows about 2” – 4”

inches tall and has a width of around 3″ – 4″ inches.

When the Melocactus blooms, the cactus flower buds

grow out roughly 2” inches long.

The plant has 8 – 9 ‘ribs’ surrounding the body of the plant with small thorns growing from them.

Flowering and Fragrance

When Turks Cap Cactus reaches maturity, it will develop wool and bristle-covered spheres at the top of the plant known as cephalium.

When the cephalium begins to form the body stops growing.

This will be either red or white and will grow small pink-colored flowers.

These plants also produce tube-like fruits with a waxy outer appearance.

Light and Temperature

This plant requires plenty of sunlight to survive. If planting outdoors, plant it in a sunny spot; otherwise, it won’t thrive well.

Keep in mind it’s not a cold or frost hardy plant. It needs temperatures above 70° degrees Fahrenheit (21° C).

Watering and Feeding

You’ll want to give your melocactus plenty of water as they enjoy moist environments.

Don’t let them sit in water as it can lead to root rot.

However, water regularly, and you should avoid allowing them to dry out completely, even in the colder months.

Feed your plant during the growing season to give them a little boost.

Please Note

This product will be hand delivered to your doorstep.

The image is for reference only.

Please take out the plant from the box immediately after receiving and water it as required.

Water the soil, not the leaves and flowers.

Keep it away from direct sunlight.
Avoid placing plants in trouble spots, such as near heat or air conditioning ducts.

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