Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a type of desert cactus, which requires little watering. During the summer months, you can water them once every two weeks and allow the soil to dry before watering again. In winter, you can water it as rarely as once a month.
Hereof, how fast do Myrtillocactus Geometrizans cristata grow?
This plant can grow large (6 feet or 1.8 meters) and it can outgrow the pot it already is in quickly. when this happens you need to repot your Dinosaur Back Plant. Mostly it is done once every year, the start of the summer is considered the best time to repot your plant.
Considering this, how do you grow Myrtillocactus?
Like all other cacti and succulents, the blue Myrtillocactus needs sunlight to grow properly. However, do not expose the young plants to direct full sun; keep them in light shade until they reach maturity and then shift to a sunny full sun location.
How often should I water my Blue Myrtle Cactus?
Blue Myrtle Cactus needs 0.8 cups of water every 12 days when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5.0″ pot.
What’s the fastest-growing cactus? Echinopsis terscheckii or commonly known as cardon grande cactus is one of the fastest-growing cacti. This fast-growing, attractive, columnar cactus is one of the largest of the Echinopsis species and reaches heights of twenty-five feet or more.
Most cacti and succulents don’t need a specific blend. They grow healthy and happy when fed with a highly diluted all-purpose fertilizer. However, a low-nitrogen content, water-soluble fertilizer is best suited for the job. Use a 5-10-10 blend or 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to 1/4th strength.
Totem Pole Cactus grown outside can take years to reach its maximum height of 10 to 12 feet, but it is an easy plant to grow: unbothered by insect pests and disease as long as it is not over-watered.
Myrtillocactus are not known to be toxic to humans or pets.
If you are 100% sure that you have been overwatering your cactus, the best thing you can do is take the plant out of its pot and then re-pot it with dry potting mix. After re-potting, lay it out to dry for a few days before you water lightly.