Melon cacti are ribbed and ball-shaped to cylindrical. The plants are distinguished by a reddish woolly mass, the cephalium, that forms like a cap atop the plant when it reaches a certain age, varying with the species.
Keeping this in view, how do you make a watermelon cactus?
On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from the stem end, this will provide a sturdy base. Reserve the end piece to make into a small cactus. Stand the watermelon upright on the base. Use a dry erase marker to do a simple outline of your favorite cactus shape.
Hereof, how do you take care of a melocactus?
- Light: Lots and lots of bright sunlight is necessary for Melocactus to thrive.
- Water: For cacti, they like fairly moist environments, so water regularly, especially during the growing season. …
- Temperature: Warm tropical temperatures above 70 °F (21 °C).