Myrtillocactus geometrizans crest

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest Crested Blue Flame

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Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest goes by the common name “Crested Blue Flame”. Having a columnar shape, it develops a short and thick trunk over time. The plant has its origin in Northern Central Mexico and belongs to the family of Cactaceae. Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest offers a dormancy of winters and can grow from 12 to 48 inches in height.

Growth Rate 

This succulent grows at an extremely slow pace. It takes its own sweet time to nurture and spreads out over a thick and dense columnar trunk.


Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest is known for its greenish white-colored flowers that bloom specifically during the month of March. 

Watering and Feeding 

Only water the plant thoroughly when the soil feels completely dry. As the weather gets colder, reduce water frequency. Feed the plant once a month during its growing season with a fertilizer that has a high amount of phosphorus in it.


A soil with good drainage, ample gravel, and a succulent soil mix is ideal. Putting some pebbles at the bottom of the pot is also a good idea.


Crested Blue Flame plant grows best in winters, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of anywhere below -0° C (32° F). It belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11b.


This cactus requires partial sun exposure when it is just beginning to grow, and as it matures, the plant enjoys full sun exposure for complete growth.


The Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest succulent can be propagated through fruit seeds. Allow seeds to dry out and plant them during the spring or summer season. Use plastic pots with a good drainage system.

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Crest is one of those cacti that bears fruits known as Garambullos. This fruit is not just edible but also not at all toxic. It is used in medicines to alter the growth of cancer cells! 

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Blooming Season March
Common Name Crested blue flame
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Greenish white
Frost Tolerance Below -0°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 12-48 in.
Origin Northern central mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Myrtillocactus geometrizans crest
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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Gina A.
United States United States


Great Healthy Plant!! I have purchased many plants and have always received top quality! !!

Timiri B.
United States United States


I have bought many cacti from here and this one was nothing like the picture maybe 1/4 the size of and had major corking (I was told when I contacted) which looked to me as some was scaring that covered a large portion of the cactus also with this shipment lots of dirt was lost in all 3 cacti I ordered

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Planet Desert

We did communicate this with you that corking is a natural process that cacti experience with aging, no cutting that could of caused scarring is done on these. We felt this was resolved as we did not hear back from you. If you are still unhappy with this plant please email us and we can review options of resolution. Thank you!

Patricia R.
United States United States


I will definitely purchase from Planet Desert again. Plants arrives in excellent condition.

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