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This species Japanese cultivar 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a strange monstrous form and a very rare and priced collector item. Its vernacular English names "Breast cactus" or "Titty cactus" comes from the particular shape of the tubercled ribs that resemble women breasts.
Minimum avg. temperature: keep at temperatures above 25 F /-4°C
Sun exposure: Light shade when young, full sun later
Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)The original natural habitat of this species is northern central Mexico down to Oaxaca
Growth habits: up to 4.5 m tall, with the crown reaching up to 5 m in width.
Watering needs: Keep rather dry during winter months/water regularly in summer but allow soil to dry before watering again
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Titty Cactus|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 10b|
|Origin||northern central Mexico|
|Scientific Name||Myrtillocactus Fukurokuryuzinboku|
|Shape||candelabra-like tree cactus|
|Sun Exposure||light shade to full sun|