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  • n  genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the Caribbean
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  • Weekend Plantings: Spider Plants, Butterfly Plants
    I cultivate numerous cactuses indoors, and a plant that's proven its worth is Melocactus matanzanus, a colorful Cuban cactus that grows up to 6 inches tall in sun or light shade. Sometimes called dwarf Turk's cap, this species forms an orange, cylindrical cap (cephalium) when it's about four years old. From this amazing cap — which causes many people to think it's a grafted cactus — arise tiny ...
    Aug. 16, 2013 - The Lakeland Ledger

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