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Myrtillocactus geometrizans CRESTED SEEDS

Myrtillocactus geometrizans CRESTED SEEDS

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The crested forms of Myrtillocactus geometrizans, often referred to as the "Crested Blue Candle" or "Crested Bilberry Cactus," is a unique and highly sought-after variety in the world of cacti enthusiasts. Here are some key characteristics:

  1. Crested Growth Form: Unlike the standard columnar growth of the typical Myrtillocactus geometrizans, the crested form develops a peculiar and fascinating fan-shaped or wavy crest. This cresting occurs due to a mutation in the apical meristem (growth point) of the cactus, causing it to grow in an elongated, undulating pattern rather than in a straight line.

  2. Appearance: The crested form retains the bluish-green coloration of the standard variety. The ribs in the crested form are more pronounced and contorted due to the unusual growth pattern.

  3. Size: The crested Myrtillocactus geometrizans typically grows slower and remains smaller than its standard counterpart, making it more manageable as a potted plant.

  4. Spines and Flowers: Like the regular form, it has small spines along the ribs, although they may be less pronounced or irregularly placed due to the crested growth. It may still flower and produce fruits, but this is less common in crested varieties.

  5. Cultivation: Care for the crested form is similar to that of the standard Blue Candle cactus. It requires well-draining soil, occasional watering, and plenty of sunlight. However, due to its unusual shape and potentially fragile crest, it might need protection from strong winds or heavy rain.

  6. Popularity: Its unique, sculptural appearance makes it highly prized among cactus collectors and enthusiasts. Each crested cactus is unique, adding to its appeal.

  7. Use in Landscaping and Decoration: The crested Myrtillocactus geometrizans is often used as a decorative piece in gardens, terrariums, and as a houseplant. Its distinctive appearance makes it a focal point in any collection or setting.

Due to the rarity and unique growth patterns of crested cacti, they are often more expensive and sought after than their regular counterparts.


Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Myrtillocactus

Botanical species: Myrtillocactus geometrizans CRESTED

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