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Melocactus curvispinus
Scientific Name: Melocactus curvispinus Pfeiffer
Synonym: Melocactus ruestii ssp. sanctae-rosae, Cactus oaxacensis, Melocactus oaxacensis, Melocactus ruestii ssp. oaxacensis, Melocactus obtusipetalus, Cactus obtusipetalus, Cactus ruestii, Melocactus ruestii, Melocactus rustii, Melocactus maxonii var. sanctae-rosae, Melocactus ruestii ssp. maxonii, Melocactus salvador, Melocactus guitartii, Melocactus maxonii, Melocactus ruestii ssp. centalapensis, Melocactus brongnartii, Melocactus guatemalensis, Melocactus holguinensis, Melocactus humilis, Melocactus jakusii, Melocactus lobelii, Melocactus curvispinus, Melocactus loboguerreroi, Cactus maxonii, Melocactus delessertianus
Family: Cactaceae
Melocactus  curvispinus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Frost Tolerance: Does better if kept above 60F (15C) in winter

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas)

Growth Habits: Up to 8 inches tall (20 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water


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