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Melocactus (Cactus)

Melocactus axiniphorus Shop Now Melocactus axiniphorus
Starting from 12.00€
Melocactus azureus Shop Now Melocactus azureus
Starting from 2.40€
Melocactus bahiensis Shop Now Melocactus bahiensis
Starting from 10.80€
Melocactus broadwayi Shop Now Melocactus broadwayi
Starting from 3.20€
Melocactus curvispinus Shop Now Melocactus curvispinus
Starting from 4.80€
Melocactus delessertianus Shop Now Melocactus delessertianus
Starting from 2.00€
Melocactus diamantinus Shop Now Melocactus diamantinus
Starting from 3.60€
Melocactus diersianus Shop Now Melocactus diersianus
Starting from 1.80€
Melocactus douradaensis Shop Now Melocactus douradaensis
Starting from 8.00€
Melocactus erythracanthus Shop Now Melocactus erythracanthus
Starting from 42.00€
Melocactus florschuetzianus Shop Now Melocactus florschuetzianus
Starting from 2.10€
Melocactus grisoleoviridis Shop Now Melocactus grisoleoviridis
Starting from 1.60€
Melocactus macracanthus Shop Now Melocactus macracanthus
Starting from 50.00€
Melocactus matanzanus Shop Now Melocactus matanzanus
Starting from 2.80€
Melocactus maxonii Shop Now Melocactus maxonii
Starting from 24.00€
Melocactus multiceps Shop Now Melocactus multiceps
Starting from 1.20€
Melocactus neryi Shop Now Melocactus neryi
Starting from 8.40€
Melocactus oreas Shop Now Melocactus oreas
Starting from 1.20€
Melocactus perezassoi Shop Now Melocactus perezassoi
Starting from 10.00€
Melocactus peruvianus Shop Now Melocactus peruvianus
Starting from 36.00€
Melocactus salvadorensis Shop Now Melocactus salvadorensis
Starting from 3.00€
Melocactus sp. BB79 Shop Now Melocactus sp. BB79
Starting from 1.20€
Melocactus sp. nova soata Shop Now Melocactus sp. nova soata
Starting from 4.00€
Melocactus violaceus Shop Now Melocactus violaceus
Starting from 15.00€
Melocactus warasii Shop Now Melocactus warasii
Starting from 5.00€
Melocactus zehntneri Shop Now Melocactus zehntneri
Starting from 3.20€

Its name consists of the Latin suffix “melo”, to identify a cactus in the shape of an apple or melon. In fact, one of its peculiarities is an accurately spherical shape, combined with the beautiful cephalium: it is a particular hairy protuberance, usually reddish, which appears on the apex, when the plant is quite mature, from which flowers bloom. From this eye-catching moment, the cactus body stops growing in size, leaving space for the columnar cephalic growth, almost as if a small red cactus grew right on top of the Melocactus! It is a very particular view, which makes this genus easily recognizable and unique, highly appreciated despite its slow growth. A curious fact: the Melocactus have existed from the ancient times. Some documents demonstrate, that they were among the first "new" plants, sighted by Christopher Columbus, when he arrived in America!