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Blue Myrtle Cactus - "Fat"

Blue Myrtle Cactus - "Fat"

Regular price $60.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: pink to red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Blue Myrtle Cactus, also known as Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fat', is a variety of the standard Myrtillocactus geometrizans, known for its blue-green stems and robust, upright growth. Native to Mexico, this cactus is popular for its ornamental value and ease of care.

The 'Fat' variety of the Blue Myrtle Cactus tends to have thicker, more substantial stems compared to the standard species, giving it a more robust appearance. It typically grows to about 1 to 3 feet in height but can reach taller sizes, especially when planted in the ground in suitable climates. The plant spreads approximately 1 to 2 feet and forms a branching, tree-like structure as it matures.

The stems of the Blue Myrtle Cactus are its most notable feature, with a distinctive blue-green hue and a waxy coating. The plant is ribbed, with small areoles that produce spines, though these spines are generally small and not overly dense.

In the spring, the Blue Myrtle Cactus produces small flowers, usually pink to red, which are followed by edible, dark purple fruits. The fruits are often compared to blueberries in taste and appearance, hence the name "Myrtle" in the common name.

This cactus prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal watering. In colder climates, it can be grown in containers and brought indoors during the winter to protect it from frost.

The Blue Myrtle Cactus 'Fat' is an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and as a focal point in a cactus or succulent garden. Its unique coloration and sculptural form make it a popular choice for adding architectural interest to landscapes or as a potted specimen on patios and balconies.

Overall, the Blue Myrtle Cactus 'Fat' is a striking and low-maintenance plant, perfect for gardeners looking to add a touch of exotic beauty to their outdoor or indoor spaces. Its robust appearance, attractive blue-green stems, and ease of care make it a favorite among cactus enthusiasts and landscape designers.

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