Myrtillocactus geometrizans Cactus Plant

SKU: MYBG-CACT-MYRT-GEMT

Pot size: 5"
Price:
Sale priceRs.450.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Balcony

Use

White

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Large

Size

Low

Maintenance

Myrtillocactus

Genus

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Product Description

Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a highly branched columnar candelabra like tree cactus that creates a dense growth of stems growing closely together.

Blue myrtle cactus

Family

Cactacaea

Native

Mexico

Description

Myrtillocactus geometrizans goes by the common “Blue Candle”. With its columnar shape, the cacti is is a large shrubby cactus growing to 4–5 m tall, with candelabra-like branching on mature plants. The individual stems are 6–10 cm diameter, with five (occasionally six) ribs, with areoles spaced 1.5–3 cm apart. 

Blue candle is known for its pale green-colored flowers, 2–2.5 cm diameter, that bloom best in the mid-spring season.

Environment

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans is a desert plant, which means that it’s used to drastic changes in temperature throughout the day. They are semi hardy, make sure that Myrtillocactus are not exposed to temperatures below -4°C or they may die, nevertheless it is a good advice never let the night times temperatures fall below 10°C.

The light requirements for Myrtillocactus Geometrizans vary depending on the plant’s age and the time of the year. Younger plants prefer growing in partial shade or filtered sunlight. If you have a mature cactus, you can place it in direct sunlight. This plant is ideal for growing on window sills, especially if you have a room with southern or western exposure.

Water regularly in summer but allow to dry fully before watering again. Need a well-drained soil mix with small gravel added to ensure drainage.. During the winter months they should be rather kept dry and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shrivelling.

Since they are big sized plants need plenty of space for their roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot. Exposure: Light shade when young, full sun later.

The Myrtillocactus Geometrizans cactus is not a heavy feeder. It has very little need for fertilizers. You can use a diluted fertilizer solution to boost its growth during spring and summer but cut back on feeding while the plant is hibernating. Monthly applications of a fertilizer with a nutrient ratio of 5-10-5 are ideal.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, grass lands, landscapes.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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