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Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' – Breast Cactus

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Scientific Name

Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku'

Common Names

Breast Cactus, Titty Cactus

Synonyms

Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. monstrose

Scientific Classification

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Echinocereeae
Genus: Myrtillocactus

Description

Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku' is a strange and very rare monstrous form of Myrtillocactus geometrizans. The stem is blue grey, up to 4 inches (10 cm) thick, with 5 to 8 strange chinned ribs, shaped like a woman's breast up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in depth with areoles up to 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Each areole may have up to 9 spines, but generally they have 3 to 5 spines, up 0.5 inch (1.2 cm) long. The flowers are up to 1.5 inches (3.7 cm) across and greenish white in color.

Photo via cactus-art.biz

Hardiness

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 a good advice never 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.

Origin

Garden origin.

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