Myrtillocactus geometrizans, is a perennial succulent plant. Below, we will provide detailed information on how to care for Myrtillocactus geometrizanss and the cultivation and maintenance techniques for this plant. The following is an introduction for plant enthusiasts.
Cultivation and Maintenance Techniques for Myrtillocactus geometrizans in the Cactus Family
Myrtillocactus geometrizans, a perennial succulent, has a large-sized, columnar plant structure. It can reach a height of up to 2 meters. The base of the plant often branches out. The stem is grayish-green, hardened, twisted, with four edges, a smooth surface, milky convexities, and sparse reddish-brown short spines. The flowers are white, and the flowering period is mainly in the summer.
Myrtillocactus geometrizans prefers a warm, well-lit, and dry environment. It is drought-tolerant, moderately cold-resistant, and dislikes excessive moisture. The optimal temperature for growth is between 16 to 25 degrees Celsius, with a minimum winter growth temperature not lower than 5 degrees Celsius.
Cultivation and Maintenance
During the growing season from spring to autumn, Myrtillocactus geometrizans needs to be watered four times a month and fertilized once a month. The potting soil should be fertile, loose, well-draining, and contain lime-rich sandy loam. It is important to keep the potting soil dry.
Myrtillocactus geometrizans is commonly propagated by stem cuttings. During the vigorous growth period, cut the top of the plant to promote the growth of offshoots. When the offshoots reach a certain size, they can be directly cut with a knife for propagation through stem cuttings.