Australian Desert Blooms


This plant will grow a Cephalium cap after 10 to 20 years old. It is ideal for shallow pots or rocky areas where there are lots of drainages. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Melocactus Lemairei is a medium-size cactus and is a cylindrical or slightly pyramid-shaped green/blue cactus. Distinct ribs with short spines. The plants need a bright exposure, part shade in summer. The plant should be watered regularly in Summer allowing too dry before watering again and kept drier in Winter. Melocactus Lemairei grows best in well-drained soil also to keep the roots cool in summer.


Australian Desert Blooms Nursery is producing many more cacti, cactus, and succulents for you to buy online. If anytime this cactus is out of stock know for sure that it will be back as quickly as possible. As we produce all our own stock here in Ipswich near Brisbane.


Watch your Melocactus Lemairei 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.


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 the cactus and succulents 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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Weight0.08 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm


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