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Melocactus matanzanus

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Author:  Hermano Leon 1934
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:   Cuba, Bonaire
Soil:   Grit
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Maximum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  12 centimetres
Flower:   Pink/Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Cactus matanzanus, Borg
Melocactus actinacanthus,
Melocactus matanzanus
subsp. actinacanthus, Guiggi.

This member of the Cactaceae family was first described by Hermano Leon in 1934. It is from Cuba, Bonaire and other islands in the central America, where it grows in grit or old corals on the hill-sides. It gets lots of water in two months and lots of sun all year. It will grow to 10 centimetres in diameter and 10 centimetres high. The flowers are pink/yellow, and seeds are the only way of reproducing.

A lot of photos from the wild: Bonaire.