Melocactus Azureus -Melon Cactus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MELO-MEAZ
filler
Rs.600
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Genus

Melocactus

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Melocactus azureus is one of most desirable melocacti because of the  its striking frosty blue epidermis.

Turk s Cap Cactus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Brazil

Description

Melocactus azureus is one of most desirable melocacti because of the its striking frosty blue epidermis.

Melocactus waits until the body finishes growing before it forms a woolly top, or cephalium. Bristles and small red flowers appear from this cephalium, and the cephalium can keep growing for years. Sometimes it will grow taller than the body of the cactus. The average body can grow to about eight inches tall, but can grow larger also. Once it forms a cephalium, it should not be repotted

Environment

These tropical cacti are not the easiest things to grow and aren t plants for beginners.

Unlike most cacti, Melocactus needs regular water, even in winter, and should never be allowed to completely dry out. It needs good drainage.

They prefers very bright light, not as much as the most arid growing cacti, but plenty nonetheless. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy spine production

Feed every 4 weeks with a Nitrogen-poor and Potassium & Phosphorus-rich fertilizer during summer

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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