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Melocactus concinnus SEEDS

Melocactus concinnus SEEDS

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Melocactus concinnus is a species of cactus belonging to the genus Melocactus, native to Brazil.

Here is a more detailed description:

  1. Body: Melocactus concinnus typically has a globular or cylindrical shape with well-defined ribs and dense areoles along the ribs.

  2. Cephalium: One of the distinctive features of this species is the presence of a cephalium on the top of the cactus. The cephalium is a woolly structure from which flowers and fruits emerge.

  3. Spines: The cactus bears stout, curved spines that range in color from reddish to dark brown. These spines arise from the areoles along the ribs.

  4. Size: Melocactus concinnus can grow to heights of up to 20 centimeters and diameters of up to 10 centimeters.

  5. Flowers: The flowers of Melocactus concinnus are usually pinkish-red and emerge from the cephalium. They are followed by the formation of small red fruits.

  6. Fruits: The fruits are typically spherical and bright red, containing numerous small seeds.

Cultivation from Seed:

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

  2. Soil Preparation: Prepare well-draining soil by mixing cactus potting mix with sand to improve drainage.

  3. Sowing: Sow the seeds evenly on the soil surface and press them lightly into the soil with your fingers.

  4. Watering: Water the soil gently until it is evenly moist, but not overly wet. Avoid waterlogging.

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

  6. Germination: Seeds of Melocactus concinnus may take several weeks or months to germinate. Keep the soil consistently moist and monitor the seeds periodically.

  7. Transplanting: Once the seeds have germinated and the seedlings have developed several true leaves, transplant them into larger pots.

  8. Care: Continue to provide adequate sunlight and moderate watering. After transplanting, you can begin lightly fertilizing the plants to promote healthy growth.

IMPORTANT: Picture show and adult plant NOT for sale, the offer is for SEEDS.

Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Melocactus

Botanical species: Melocactus concinnus

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