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Melocactus communis

Melon cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourPink

Description

Melocactus communis (Melon cactus). A round, low cactus from the West Indies. It is dark green in colour with yellow brown spines and bears rose-pink flowers in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

West Indies.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun with gritty, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring.

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