Melocactus azures


This species has a small range and is restricted to low-lying outcrops of limestone. The species occurs in subpopulations of a few hundred individuals, however, in some there are millions. Habitat loss for agriculture is a major threat, the vegetation gets destroyed when the surrounding caatinga forest is cleared for cultivation causing a continuing decline of the natural populations. Also, the change in the surrounding vegetation has an impact on the outcrops were the species grows, making them prone to invasive species.

Plants ship bare root, pot/soil not included