Myrtillocactus geometrizans – ‘Blue Myrtle’ (cactus)
Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a medium to large sized slow growing cactus, native to central and northern Mexico. The fruit is an edible, dark purple berry 1–2 cm diameter, superficially resembling Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) fruit; both the botanical and common names derive from this resemblance (Wikipedia). The skin has a glaucous blue layer which is easily rubbed off, giving it an elegant appearance.
A well utilised cactus within horticulture in its own right, for its stately and majestic appearance. It is multi use, being a widely grown grafting stock and having tasty edible berries.
Care and Cultivation of Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtillocactus geometrizans likes a well drained cacti mix (more inorganic than organic materials) and a full sun position. Apply fertiliser in spring and throughout the year, less to zero in winter/cold periods. Fairly tolerant and can be watered most of the year in all climates. Cold and drought hardy, frost tolerant.
1 cactus cutting (approx. 200mm long tip, 70mm width)
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