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Boobie Cactus

Boobie Cactus

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Description: Myrtillocactus geometrizans, commonly known as the Boobie Cactus, Blue Myrtle Cactus or Bilberry Cactus, is a striking succulent species prized for its columnar growth habit and blue-green stems. This cactus is native to Mexico and parts of Central America, where it thrives in arid desert environments. Myrtillocactus geometrizans is valued for its ornamental appeal and resilience, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping projects or as a statement plant in containers or landscapes.

🌵 Botanical Name: Myrtillocactus geometrizans

🐾 Pet Warning: Myrtillocactus geometrizans is generally non-toxic to pets. However, its spines can cause injury if touched or ingested, so it's best to keep it out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Easy. Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a low-maintenance plant that thrives with minimal care.

📏 Approximate Size: Myrtillocactus geometrizans can grow up to 6-10 feet (1.8-3 meters) tall and 3-5 feet (0.9-1.5 meters) wide in optimal conditions.

☀️ Light: Myrtillocactus geometrizans prefers full sun to partial shade. Place it in a location with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to promote healthy growth and vibrant coloration.

💧 Water: Water Myrtillocactus geometrizans sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), water thoroughly but infrequently, allowing excess water to drain away. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant is dormant.

🌱 Soil: Plant Myrtillocactus geometrizans in well-draining soil mix formulated for cacti and succulents. A sandy or gritty soil mix with good drainage properties is ideal for preventing root rot.

🌡️ Temperature: Myrtillocactus geometrizans thrives in warm temperatures and is tolerant of high heat. It can tolerate temperatures down to 25°F (-4°C) but may suffer damage if exposed to prolonged freezing temperatures.

❄️ Hardiness: Myrtillocactus geometrizans is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11. In cooler climates, grow it in containers that can be brought indoors during the winter months or provide protection from frost.

🌵 Fertilizing: Feed Myrtillocactus geometrizans with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant is dormant.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Myrtillocactus geometrizans as needed to remove dead or damaged stems and promote a tidy appearance. Use caution when handling the plant, as its spines can cause injury.

🌵 Propagation: Myrtillocactus geometrizans can be propagated from stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a few days, then plant them in well-draining soil mix. Keep the soil lightly moist until roots develop.

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