Myrtillocactus geometrizans' Fukurokuryuzinboku'
Breast Cactus, Titty Cactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. monstrose
Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a strange and rare monstrous form of Myrtillocactus geometrizans. The stem is blue-grey, up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. It has 5 to 8 unusual chinned ribs, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in depth, shaped like a woman's breast. Areoles are up to 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Each areole may have up to 9 spines, but generally, they have 3 to 5 spines, up to 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) long. Flowers are greenish-white and up to 1.5 inches (3.7 cm) in diameter.
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, make sure that your Myrtillocactus are not exposed to temperatures below 25°F (-4°C), or they may die. Nevertheless, it is good advice never to let the nighttime's 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, which will make 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 once a month in the spring and summer.
If the plant needs repotting, use a 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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