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Melocactus Conoideus (Turk's Cap)

Melocactus Conoideus (Turk's Cap)

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Melocactus Conoideus is a short spine variety that is easy to care for and a perfect addition to any cactus collection.

The most remarkable part of a Melocactus is its cephalium a bristle-coated structure on the summit of the plant, only Melocactus, and the similar genus Discocactus possesses this type of permanent, apical, hatlike appendage. It’s only when Melocactus s reaches maturity that the cephalium begins to grow. Cylindrical, with a diameter distinctly smaller than that of the plant body below, the cephalium will keep growing for the rest of the plant’s life, but the body of the plant stops growing the moment the cephalium starts to form. . As the plants age the cephalium doesn’t increase in circumference it will steadily grow taller.

LIGHT: Med-Full Sun

WATER: Only when soil is completely dry

NATIVE: Brazil

This plant will be shipped BARE ROOT. Please pot it up in a very well draining cactus soil mix or pick up a bag of our Custom Cactus Mix

Photos in the listings unless otherwise specified are representative of the plant that will be sent to you.
However, Plants grow differently and each plant may vary slightly in shape, size, growth pattern, etc.
Of course, if you receive a plant that you are dissatisfied with please reach out to us. We want to make it right!

If temperatures near you are below 45℉ we highly recommend adding a Heat Pack to your order.
If temperatures where you live will be much lower than 20℉ even heat packs may not work. You may consider waiting until things warm up a bit. We know you love your plants just like we do and we wouldn't want any of them to freeze.

If you have any other questions please reach out to us!

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