Please note: In certain circumstance where we believe a cactus may ship better bare root we may ship it bare root rather than with a pot in soil.
- Melocactus Violaceus Plant Description
- Melocactus Violaceus Plant Specs and Regions
- Melocactus Violaceus Water and Light Recommendations
Looking for a unique cactus that will really make a statement in your home or garden? Then check out Melocactus Violaceus! This small, squat cactus originates from Brazil and is covered in dark green spines. Over time, it will develop a woolly, bristly cephalium (or "cap") on top, which makes it even more eye-catching. And when in bloom, deep pink flowers appear above the cephalium, adding even more beauty to this already stunning plant. So if you're looking for something different that will really stand out, be sure to add Melocactus Violaceus to your collection!
Native to: Brazil
Hardiness: 20-25° F
Zone: USDA Zone 9a
Recommended light conditions: Full Sun
Blommtime : Summer
Bloom Color : Yellow
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 1-2 weeks.