Myrtillocactus geometrizans' Fukurokuryuzinboku'
Boob Cactus, Boobsie Cactus, Breast Cactus, Titty Cactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. monstruosus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a Japanese monstrous cultivar of Myrtillocactus geometrizans. It is indeed a rare and prized collector item.
Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a strange cactus with upright, glaucous stems, each with 5 to 8 unusual ribs lined with tubercles that resemble women's breasts. The stems grow up to 14.8 feet (4.5 m) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter, usually solitary or sometimes with a few branches. Each areole may have up to 9, but they typically have 3 to 5 short spines.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 10b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
They are semi-hardy, so ensure your Myrtillocactus are not exposed to temperatures below 25°F (-4°C), or they may die. Nevertheless, it is good never to let nighttime temperatures fall below 50°F (10°C). In the summer, place Myrtillocactus in the sunshine (indoors or outdoors). In the winter, find a cooler, light spot. That will allow it to go into next spring well-rested, making it more likely to flower. This easy-care plant doesn't want a lot of water. Allow the soil to dry out before you give it another drink. Keep the soil completely dry in winter. Treat it to special cactus food monthly in the spring and summer.
If the plant needs repotting, use fairly impoverished soil specially designed for cacti. By seed or cutting (allow the cut surface to dry out for 2-3 weeks before placing in an open rooting media).
See more at How to Grow and Care for Myrtillocactus.
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