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Cactus Succulent

Myrtillocactus geometrizans

blue candle

A shrubby or tree-like branching cactus, to 4m tall in its native Mexico, with bluish-green, ribbed stems. Between 5-9 spines arise from each areole. Older plants produce funnel-shaped, white or cream flowers in early summer

Other common names
garambulla
Synonyms
Cereus geometrizans
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Blue
Summer White Cream Green Blue
Autumn Green Blue
Winter Green Blue
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Cactaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Mexico

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How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in standard cactus compost in full light with low humidity. From mid-spring to early autumn, water moderately and apply a low-nitrogen fertiliser monthly; keep almost dry at other times. Repot every other year. See houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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