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Melocactus levitestatus
Scientific Name: Melocactus levitestatus Buining & Brederoo
Synonym: Melocactus uebelmannianus, Melocactus warasii, Melocactus uebelmannii, Melocactus securituberculatus, Melocactus rubrispinus, Melocactus diersianus
Family: Cactaceae
Melocactus  levitestatus
Melocactus levitestatus 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, Minas Gerais)

Growth Habits: Solitary, globose, up to 30 inches tall (75 cm), 12 inches in diameter (30 cm)

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


The Melocactus levitestatus has 12-14 ribs.

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