Boobie Cactus


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What is Boobie Cactus

The Boobie Cactus , commonly known as Myrtillocactus geometrizans or Blue Myrtle Cactus, is a large, highly branched cactus native to Southern Mexico. It has a distinctive appearance with blue-grey stems, 5 to 8 ribs lined with areoles, each bearing 3 to 9 very short spines. The cactus grows to a height of 4-5 meters (13-16.4 feet) and resembles a candelabra when mature, with a crown reaching up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) in width​​. The Myrtillocactus geometrizans produces pale yellow flowers, and its fruit is a dark purple to red, edible, sweet berry​.

In terms of growing conditions, the Boobie Cactus thrives in full sun, and requires low water levels and well-drained, sandy soil. It’s a relatively easy-to-care-for plant with minimal maintenance requirements, and can be propagated via cuttings or seeds​. For thriving growth, it’s advisable not to let the temperatures drop below -4 degrees Celsius (24.8 degrees Fahrenheit), and ideally, maintain temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), especially during winter​​.

Boobie Cactus Key Details

Characteristic Details
Size Up to 4.5 meters high and 10 cm wide
Primary Color Green with blue tint
Secondary Color White spines, flowers in pink, red, yellow
Cold Hardiness Above 10°C/50°F, frost-sensitive
Light Requirement Full or direct sunlight
Growth Habit/Shape Pillar-like, ribbed stems resembling a woman’s breasts
Special Features Used in traditional medicine, easy maintenance, unique appearance

2.0 INCH 1 Pot


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