Melocactus levitestatus 25 Seeds

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Melocactus levitestatus are native to Brazil and are one of the largest species of Melocactus. Melocactus are easy to identify because of their cephalium. A cephalium is a structure covered in densely packed wooly areoles with numerous red or pink spines that forms at the apex of Melocactus at maturity where the flowers form. Melocactus levitestatus have small red flowers with magenta centers that form in a ring around the cephalium annually during midsummer. Before the cephalium forms, the immature plants resemble barrel cacti in the genus Ferocactus. Melocactus levitestatus are hardy to zone 10b.

Sow the Melocactus levitestatus seeds on the surface of a well draining potting mix. Sprinkle just enough soil on the surface to cover the seeds. Keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet. Place the seeds in a bright area between 65°F and 75°F for best results. Seeds typically take 4 to 6 weeks to germinate, but can take longer. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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