Melocactus Azureus "Turk's Cap Cactus" - for sale by Succy Crafts
Melocactus Azureus "Turk's Cap Cactus" - for sale by Succy Crafts
Melocactus Azureus "Turk's Cap Cactus" - for sale by Succy Crafts
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Melocactus Azureus "Turk's Cap Cactus"

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"Turk's Cap Cactus" is a blue globular cactus that grows long silver/brown spines. The reason why it is called "Turk's Cap Cactus" is because once it has reached a certain maturity this cactus will develop a cephalium at the very top of the plant. So what is cephalium? It is a wooly mass associated with Melocactus species. A unique cactus to add to your collection! Especially if youā€™re a cactus lover, this cactus will easily make it to the top of your list!

šŸŒŽ: Brazil

Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frostā„ļø

Zone:Ā 10a

Recommended light conditions: bright indirect light/sunā˜€ļø/šŸŒ³

Bloomtime šŸ’:Ā Summer

Bloom ColorĀ šŸŽØ: pink

ā­Suitable to grow Indoors and OutdoorsĀ 

Ā Watering NeedsĀ Indoors:Ā Instead ofĀ giving yourĀ succulents gradualĀ sips ofĀ waterĀ throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point whereĀ waterĀ runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty theĀ waterĀ that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely beforeĀ wateringĀ again.

Watering needsĀ Outdoors:Ā In theĀ SummerĀ water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In theĀ WinterĀ water your succulents once a month.Ā 

Technical Information AboutĀ This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water every 2 weeks.Ā 

Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant. 

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