Myrtillocactus geometrizans Blue Candle
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Myrtillocactus geometrizans goes by the common “Blue Candle”. With its columnar shape, the succulent is highly branched and has an extremely dense growth of stems that grow closely together. The plant has its origin in Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Myrtillocactus geometrizans offers a dormancy of winters and can grow from 4 to 8 feet in height.
The growth rate of this attractive succulent is fast. With the right nurturing and care, it can grow fairly tall in height and width.
Blue candle is known for its pale green-colored flowers that bloom best in the mid-spring season.
Watering and Feeding
The plant generally requires very little watering. Water it once every 2 weeks during summers and once a month in winters. Feed it once a month with a special cactus fertilizer during spring and summer.
Soil with excellent drainage is a must. Prepare a soil mix that is sandy, porous, well-drained, and also slightly acidic for best results.
The Myrtillocactus geometrizans plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of -4° C (24.8° F). This plant belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11b.
This shrubby cactus needs full sun exposure to grow properly. A spot where maximum bright light reaches the plant is ideal. Even the matured plant enjoys bright full sunlight.
Blue candle plants can be propagated through stem cuttings. Once the stem is removed by a sharp knife or scissors, place it on well-drained soil after letting it callous for a few days.
Myrtillocactus geometrizans “Blue Candle” is one of those rare plants that is a perfect combination of small beautiful-looking flowers and thick strong stems. It is resilient and suitable for both indoor & outdoor settings.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Common Name||Blue candle|
|Frost Tolerance||-4° C|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 10b|
|Scientific Name||Myrtillocactus geometrizans|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|