Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm - People Plants
Myrtillocactus geometrizans

Blue Myrtle Cactus | 18cm

Regular price £10.00
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Native to central and northern Mexico, this species is without a doubt one of the most striking cacti you could come across. Its eye-catching quality is down to its deeply turquoise stems, contrasted by thin, black spines. Quite a combination!

Like most cacti species the Blue Myrtle is incredibly structural, creating thick branches and an almost tree-like appearance and on the slow-growing side too! At maturity it can be up to 4.5m tall, but not to worry about a spikey blue invasion on your windowsill as there are years of slow, satisfying growth to enjoy before then.

_ Arrives in a 10cm pot
_ Strikingly colourful plant
_ Slow, manageable growth
_ Takes readily to pruning

*White pot not included. 

Next Working Day delivery

All plants less than 120cm in height will be sent out with DPD Next Working Day delivery. The cut off for Next Day delivery is 12pm, midday.

Plants less than 60cm in height = £6 next day delivery
XL plants (60-120cm in height) = £12 next day delivery

All orders for XXL plants (greater than 120cm in height) will be sent out by special courier delivery. We will contact you via email to confirm timings.

XXL plants (120cm+) £20 delivery

*** Please note this is currently for mainland U.K only *** 

Collection

If you live locally to us (with a Cornish postcode) during checkout you will have the option to collect your plant from our warehouse or from Open in St Agnes. This is done via your postcode so will only show with a Cornish postcode at checkout.

Bilberry Cactus

In the rare event that this cactus flowers, the berries produced are edible, apparently resembling bilberries - which is also the cause of another of its common names, the Bilberry Cactus.

Easy To Propogate

You can easily take cuttings from this cactus in springtime - use a clean, sharp knife to cut the top of a stem off (or remove a baby stem), let the cut callous over for a few days and then place in dry soil, in bright light until it roots.

Candlestick Cactus

Mature plants of this species will branch out into an almost candelabra like structure - hence one of the other common names of this plant, the Blue Candlestick Cactus.

Blue Myrtle
Plant Bio


Found throughout Central America, this cactus is commonly present in many regions in Mexico. Typically found growing in desert-like environments, this cactus thrives in sunlight, well-draining soil, and little water. 

The genus name 'Myrtillocactus' translates from Latin to mean 'bilberry cactus', in reference to its berries, and the species name 'geometrizans' meaning 'geometric', descriptive of its geometric growth shape.

Part of the Cactaceae family, alongside every other true cactus species. All 1750 of them!

Other common names include:
Blue Candlestick Cactus, Bilberry Cactus

BLUE MYRTLE CACTUS
CARE TIPS


Light
: When young, this cactus prefers indirect light. However, at this size, it enjoys full sunshine. 

Water: Watering, similar to most cacti, should only be done when the soil is thoroughly dried out, and in the winter, only water when the stems wrinkle with dehydration.

Humidity: Like most cacti species, this plant needs no extra humidity to stay happy.

Temperature: Requiring warmer temperatures, this plant will do best in environments of between 13-28°C.

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