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Myrtillocactus geometrizans

Blue candle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite cream
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Blue candle). This is a bluish green tree-like cactus, The flowers are greenish white they appear in the spring and summer, as do purple fruit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for its star-shaped flowers that open at night.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a warm dry climate which is free-draining with gritty soil and full sun or morning shade. You can propagate from seed or basal and stem offsets.

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bug damage.

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