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PlantFiles: Melocactus
Melocactus concinnus

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melocactus (mel-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: concinnus (KON-kin-us) (Info)

Synonym:Melocactus pruinosus
Synonym:Melocactus pruinosus var. concinnus
Synonym:Melocactus robustispinus
Synonym:Melocactus zehntneri subsp. robustispinus

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Apr 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the rarer Brazilian tropical species... frankly most look alike to me with minor variation in spine shape and color. This is one of the smaller species rarely getting up to 6" before maturing and forming a cephalium


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Reseda, California

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