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Turk's Cap Cactus
Scientific Name: Melocactus azureus Buining & Brederoo
Family: Cactaceae
Turk's Cap Cactus (Melocactus  azureus)
Melocactus azureus at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 45F (8C) at all times

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Partial sun

Origin: Brazil (Bahia)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), 6 inches in diameter (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer, less in winter. Needs good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds

This Melocactus has a very strong blue color, 9 or 10 sharp ribs. The cephalium is mostly white.

Turk's Cap Cactus (Melocactus  azureus)

Blooming Habits:
Red to pink flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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