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Melocactus peruvianus


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Art. 48954
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Pot: 20 cm.
Perù, Ecuador
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Cactacea with a globular shape, slightly depressed at the apex, of a glaucous green and opaque stem, with deep, well symmetrical longitudinal ribs. Along the coasts there are large white and rounded areoles from which sturdy and slightly curved radial spines emerges. They are arranged in a radial pattern and of a reddish-yellow hue; only rarely is there also some central spine that turns outwards and can even exceed 4 cm in length. When Melocactus peruvianus reaches mature age, like all specimens of its genus, it develops a wonderful cephalium at the apex consisting of white and reddish bristles: from the moment it appears, the plant will stop growing, but the cephalium will continue to grow and increase its height.

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Plant care:

It likes an exposure to full sun in rather airy locations. Fare attenzione a bruschi sbalzi di Temperature.

It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 10 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period.

In spring-summer, water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry, and suspend watering completely during autumn-winter.

A well-draining and porous soil is an optimal solution, even better if further enriched with 70% of inert materials such as pumice, sand or lapilli.

They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.