Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.
A native to Cuba, the Melocactus matanzanus is an etraordinary cactus. When it reaches a certain age of maturity, the Melocactus grows a cephalium from its center. This structure is where the flower buds will form and bloom. The size of the cephalium can signify how old the plant is.
The Melocactus prefer at least 4 to 6 hours of sun daily. Indoors a south facing window is ideal. Water only when the soil has dried out completely. Always err on the side of under-watering. They are built to withstand drought.
Fertilize starting in spring through summer to promote healthy growth and root systems.