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Melocactus bahiensis SEEDS

Melocactus bahiensis SEEDS

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Melocactus bahiensis, commonly referred to as the Turk's Cap Cactus, is a unique and visually appealing species within the Melocactus genus. Native to the Bahia region in Brazil, this cactus is especially known for its distinct cephalium—a feature characteristic of the Melocactus genus.

Description:

  1. Body: Melocactus axiniphorus has a globular shape, usually dark green in color, with prominent ribs and dense areoles.

  2. Cephalium: It is characterized by an elevated structure resembling a cap called "cephalium," which develops on the top of the mature cactus. The cephalium produces flowers and fruits.

  3. Spines: The cactus has whitish or yellowish spines, generally curved, which can vary in number and arrangement depending on the plant.

  4. Size: It can reach heights between 10 and 30 centimeters.

  5. Flowers: The flowers are pink or red and bloom from the cephalium.

  6. Fruits: The fruits are usually red and mature from the cephalium.

Cultivation from Seeds:

  1. Seed Collection: Collect seeds from ripe fruits when they are ready to be dispersed. Seeds can be extracted from fruits by cutting them open and gently removing the seeds.

  2. Soil Preparation: Prepare a well-draining and nutrient-rich soil for planting the seeds. A mixture of cactus soil, sand, and perlite may be suitable.

  3. Sowing: Plant the seeds evenly on the soil and lightly cover them with a thin layer of sand. Gently press the soil around the seeds to ensure good contact.

  4. Watering: Water the soil carefully, keeping it moist but not overly wet. Avoid waterlogging, which could cause root rot.

  5. Light: Place the pots in a bright area but avoid direct exposure to intense sunlight, especially during the hottest hours of the day.

  6. Germination: Seeds of Melocactus axiniphorus may take several weeks or months to germinate. Keep the soil moist and monitor the seedlings carefully as they emerge.

  7. Transplanting: Transplant the small cacti into larger pots once they have developed enough leaves and roots.

  8. Care: Continue to provide the plants with good sunlight, well-draining soil, and moderate watering as they grow. You may start lightly fertilizing the plants once they are established.

IMPORTANT: Picture show and adult plant not for sale, the offer is for seeds


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Melocactus

Botanical species: Melocactus bahiensis

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