Melocactus Mixed Species - Turks Cap Cactus
This listing is for a pack of 25 seeds.One of the earliest described species of cactus, known then as the Melon Thistle, it comes from the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America. Almost uniquely amongst the cactus it has two distinct stages of growth. In the vegetative stage, the cactus grows as any other species. Once mature, this growth slows right down and eventually stops, the cactus instead producing a cephalium (from the Latin - Head) and this is the distinctive 'Turks Cap' of its common name. From this structure the flowers and fruit are produced and the cactus will remain in this phase, the cephalium elongating, until the cactus dies.
Less tolerant of the cold than other types of cactus, this should have a winter minimum of 15 Deg C to ensure it thrives.
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