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Melocactus Genus

Turk's cap

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Melocactus genus (Turk's cap). These are spherical ribbed, perennial cacti. They produce funnel-shaped flowers in the summer, which are followed by elongated or rounded, red, pink or white seed pods.

Characteristics

Perennials, Cactus

Origin

Central South America

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun with gritty, well-drained soil. They are frost tender, with a minimum temperature of 11-15C.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in spring.

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