Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested
Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested


This is a crested form of the Myrtillocactus geometrizans.

The standard Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a highly branched columnar candelabra like tree cactus that creates a dense growth of stems growing closely together. In nature grows up to 4.5 m tall, with the crown reaching up to 5 m in width..
Flowers: Rather smaller (2.5-3.7 cm) in relation to stem, greenish-white.
Blooming season: March. Starts blooming when it is about 60 cm tall.
Fruit: Very sweet, edible, dark red, oblong fruits 8-20 mm in diameter.
The crests are frequently grafted onto a normal a Myrtillocactus trunk but are easily grown on their own roots. Any normal shoots should be removed to promote the growth of the crest. This cactus tolerates exposure to full sun and generally welcomes moderate watering. They are semi-hardy. Make sure that your Myrtillocacti are not exposed to temperatures below -0°C, or they may die. Nevertheless, it is good advice never let the night-time temperature fall below 10°C. Water regularly in summer, but allow to dry fully before watering again. It needs a well-drained soil mix, with small gravel added to ensure drainage. During the winter months, plants should be rather kept dry, and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shriveling. 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.
Propagation: Cuttings in summer (Cuttings will root only in hot weather. Cuttings must be kept very dry to root).

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season March
Botanical Name Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Common Name Crested blue flame
Common Name The bilberry cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Greenish white
Flower Color Greenishwhite
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Hardiness Zone 9b
Mature Size 1248 in.
Mature Size 4.5 m
Native Area Indigenous to mexico
Native Area Northern central mexico
Resistance 3.8
Resistance Below 0°c
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Myrtillocactus geometrizans crested

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Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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This is a crested form of the Myrtillocactus geometrizans.

The standard Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a highly branched columnar candelabra like tree cactus that creates a dense growth of stems growing closely together. In nature grows up to 4.5 m tall, with the crown reaching up to 5 m in width..
Flowers: Rather smaller (2.5-3.7 cm) in relation to stem, greenish-white.
Blooming season: March. Starts blooming when it is about 60 cm tall.
Fruit: Very sweet, edible, dark red, oblong fruits 8-20 mm in diameter.
The crests are frequently grafted onto a normal a Myrtillocactus trunk but are easily grown on their own roots. Any normal shoots should be removed to promote the growth of the crest. This cactus tolerates exposure to full sun and generally welcomes moderate watering. They are semi-hardy. Make sure that your Myrtillocacti are not exposed to temperatures below -0°C, or they may die. Nevertheless, it is good advice never let the night-time temperature fall below 10°C. Water regularly in summer, but allow to dry fully before watering again. It needs a well-drained soil mix, with small gravel added to ensure drainage. During the winter months, plants should be rather kept dry, and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shriveling. 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.
Propagation: Cuttings in summer (Cuttings will root only in hot weather. Cuttings must be kept very dry to root).

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season March
Botanical Name Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Common Name Crested blue flame
Common Name The bilberry cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Greenish white
Flower Color Greenishwhite
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Hardiness Zone 9b
Mature Size 1248 in.
Mature Size 4.5 m
Native Area Indigenous to mexico
Native Area Northern central mexico
Resistance 3.8
Resistance Below 0°c
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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