Melocactus conoideus
Melocactus conoideus
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Melocactus conoideus

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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.

For more information please see:

http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/17766/Melocactus_conoideus

We recommend planting in our Desert Dirt™ House Blend.

Ensure the plant has a pot that allows for drainage and beware of pots which are sold without drainage holes as these are important for the health of your plant.

Plants will be shipped over periods of relative 'good' weather to minimise risk of damage in transit. Any foreseen delays to shipping and we will contact you. Plant will be sent bare-root to minimise damage to roots and leaves during transit.

Either plant pictured or similar will be sent.