Melocactus species mix
At maturity, Melocactus begin to develop a cephalium, which is a bizarre, bristly "cap" directly on top
Small flowers form beneath a wool- and bristle-coated structure at the apex of the plant.
Native to the Caribbean, western Mexico through Central and South America amung others
Will grow fairly easily from seed
Melocactus species mix. A wide ranging assortment of several varieties including: azulensis, concinnus, caesius, disciformis, peruvianus, longicarpus and others. Adult Melocactus are among the most fascinating of cactus in appearance. When young, the plants are quite plain and look very much like one would expect a cactus to look like. They have globose, green stems with multiple ribs. The spines are stout and usually feature a distinct central spine surrounded by radial spines resembling an asterisk. At maturity, Melocactus begin to develop a cephalium, which is a dense mass of areoles that form a bizarre, bristly "cap" directly on top of the stem. Once this cap is formed, the stem no longer grows, but the cephalium will continue to grow until the plant dies. In rare cases, the cephalium can exceed 3 feet (1m) in height. Most cephaliums are white underneath and orange on top, but may be completely white. It is in this mass of areoles that the flowers are formed
Melon Cactus Mix (Melocactus) 25+ Seeds - B01E1MRSDE