Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a large shrubby cactus growing to 4 – 5 metres tall, with candelabra-like branching on mature plants.
The individual stems are 6 –10 centimetres in diameter, with five (occasionally six) ribs. The flowers are creamy white, 2 – 2.5 centimetres in diameter. The fruit is an edible, dark purple berry 1 – 2 centimetres in diameter.
It is a popular species in cultivation, where young plants commonly remain unbranched for many years. The fruit is edible, and sold for consumption in Mexico.
The Bilberry Cactus is fast growing, and is often used as grafting stock because of this.
Make sure that your Myrtillocactus are not exposed to temperatures below -4°C.
|Common name||Bilberry Cactus/Whortleberry Cactus/Blue Candle|
|Latin name||Myrtillocactus Geometrizans|
|Planting location||Full Sun|
|Preferred Soil||Well Drained|
|Height when mature||5 Metres|
|Size Range||Price||Size Range||Price||Approximate Quantity Required|
|Myrtillocactus Geometrizans||1||25cm||50 €||
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