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Blue Candle CACTUS

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  • Myrtillocactus geometrizans (also known as Bilberry Cactus, Cactus Myrtle, or Blue Candle) is a rare shrubby cactus that can grow up to 16.5 feet (5 m) tall. As it reaches maturity, the cactus grows branches that resemble a candelabrum, hence its nickname "Blue Candle".

    Its stems each has from 5 to 8 ribs with spine-bearing areoles about 1.2 inches (3 cm) apart.

    Its creamy and greenish-white flowers bloom in March, which turn into sweet, edible, dark red, berry-like fruits.

  • Above 50°F (10°C) is ideal.

    Full sun to partial sun in the summer, Partial shade in the winter.

    Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Stop watering in the winter to keep the soil dry.

    Porous and well-drained cactus mix.

    Feed with special cactus food once a month during spring and summer.

    Repot every year because this is a fast-growing big-sized plant.

    Seeds, cuttings in summer. You need to keep cuttings very dry for them to root.
  • USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
  • * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option.
    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Daniel C.
United States United States

I'm in love

I highly recommend to anyone on the fence about this one, get off and get one :) it's a very beautiful cactus right out of the gate and has tons of potential.

Michele H.
United States United States

Nice Quality

Beautiful Cactus

Mary H.
United States United States

Blue Candle CACTUS

Plant was shipped in great condition. All is well.

Ashley W.
United States United States

My Favorite!

Two years later after buying this guy and he's alive and thriving! It's a slow grower, but I can't imagine how big and beautiful it will be in 10 years! I'm still in love!

United States United States

Gorgeous cactus!!!

Absolutely stunning color, arrived well packaged & healthy, and he’s growing SO FAST!! Definitely one of my faves