The Cephalium tends to grow, not in diameter, but only in height, cylindrical shape, usually plant. Ideal for a feature pot but needs good drainage. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Availability: 10 in stock

Melocactus Amoenus is a small solitary species when matured forms a Turk’s cap cactus. The cactus develops its Turk’s cap between 10 to 20 years old. Flattened cactus strongly longitudinally ribbed forming around the body. Grows in well-drained soil and also filtered sunlight or full sun. Melocactus Amoenus should be watered regularly in Summer allowing too dry before watering again and kept drier in Winter. Filtered light to full light when it gets older.

Planting Plant

Watch your Melocactus Amoenus for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.

The Melocactus requires more sunlight if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.

Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.

Condition of the plant

All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as Melocactus you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size cactus or succulents we have available at the point of sale will be provided. For easy identification, a name tag will be provided.


All Melocactus are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.

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Weight0.06 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm