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Melocactus oaxacensis

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, burgundy

Description

Melocactus oaxacensis. A cactus with an ovoid, dull green stem bearing furrowed ribs and red-brown spines. the top can be white and woolly producing dark pink flowers in summer. From S & E. Mexico and Guatemala. Frost tender.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Central South America

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun with gritty, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in spring.

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