Melocactus azureus var. ferreophilus Family: Cactaceae. This is a nice cephallium forming cactus with green to blue green skin. It looks and grows like a normal cactus for several years but once it gets big enough the main plant stops growing but produces a large hairy inflorescence that continues to grow for the rest of the life of the plant. Eventually the inflorescence can be taller than the plant itself. This is more tropical than most cacti so it doesn't like cold weather and it also doesn't like to fully dry out. Occasionally drying out is fine but in general water when the soil is slightly moist. Needs good light. Protect from frost.
You will receive a plant shown in the last image or one similar. Plants shown in a 4" pot.
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