Myrtillocactus geometrizans /Blue Myrtle Cactus
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Myrtillocactus geometrizans is featured in a 2.5” pot
- Origin: Native to Mexico, the Blue Myrtle Cactus is part of the Myrtillocactus genus.
- Common Name(s): Blue Myrtle Cactus, Bilberry Cactus.
- Latin Name: Myrtillocactus geometrizans.
- General Care: The Blue Myrtle Cactus is a striking columnar cactus known for its blue-green hue. It flourishes in well-draining soil and requires plenty of sunlight to maintain its vibrant color. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, especially in the dormant winter months. This cactus makes an excellent addition to arid or desert-themed gardens.
- Growing Period: The Blue Myrtle Cactus has a slow to moderate growth rate, eventually reaching heights of up to 20 feet in the right conditions.
- Soil Recommendations: Utilize a well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix. Incorporate coarse sand or perlite for improved drainage.
- Hardiness Zones: Typically grown as a container plant, the Blue Myrtle Cactus prefers warm temperatures and is not frost-tolerant.
- Light Needs: Provide ample sunlight for this cactus to maintain its distinctive blue color. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate some partial shade.
- Pet Safety: While not known to be highly toxic, it's advisable to keep the Blue Myrtle Cactus out of reach of pets due to its spines.
You will receive a similar plant in color and size shipped semi-bare root for pots larger than 2.5. Please consider ordering a heat pack if your sustained temperatures are below 38 degrees.