Melocactus concinnus Live Cactus in 6 Inch
Rots: The roots of Melocactus plants remain shallowly grounded in the soil, and they generally grow in a horizontal direction.
Stem: The bodies of the plants are small, shaped like a sphere that has been squashed from above, or hemispherical, grey-green and glaucous, 8-13 cm high, 11-16 cm in diameter.
Spines: At first red, black or yellowish passing to grey with the exception of the darker tips.
Central spine: One, bent upwards, 10-19 mm long.
Radial spines: 6-8, recurved, sometimes hooked at the tip, 15-26 mm long.
Cephalia: Fairly short, to 5,5 cm high, 4-9 cm in diameter, with fine, dense, pale pinkish red bristles and cream-coloured wool, which caps the vegetative part of the stem. The cephalia can become extremely hard and thick as these cacti get older.
Flowers: Barely to well protruding from the cephalia, deep pink, 20-23 mm long, 6-12 mm in diameter.
Blooming season: It flowers off and on all summer and spits fruits out constantly after the blossoms wither, apparently they take some time to form.
Similar species: For its small dimension and short recurved spines recurved Melocactus concinnus is similar in shape with the Melocactus matanzanus of Cuba or Melocactus braunii of Bahia, Brazil)
This is for one plant growing in a 6" inch container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday.
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