This plant requires filtered sunlight when young. Every year repotting is Ideal for shallow pots to larger pots as grow older. Grown in a 70mm size pot.

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Melocactus Oreas Longispinus forms a round barrel cactus with very long spines. A mature plant forms a cephalium that has wool and bristles. Melocactus Oreas Longispinus requires filtered sunlight to full sun as grows older. Well draining soil is best. Regularly watering in its growing season.

Also known as Melocactus Longispinus, Melocactus Ernestii var. Longispinus


Watch your Melocactus Oreas Longispinus 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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Weight0.085 kg
Dimensions22 × 16 × 10 cm


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