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Boobie Cactus

Boobie Cactus

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Common Names: Boobie Cactus 

Botantical Name: Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku

Boobie Cactus Description

The Boobie Cactus, known scientifically as Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku', is a rare and intriguing cactus, popular among collectors for its unusual shape. This cactus has gained attention and its nickname due to the unique, breast-like protuberances that develop on mature specimens.

The BoobThe Boobie Cactus, known scientifically as Myrtillocactus geometrizans 'Fukurokuryuzinboku', is a rare and intriguing cactus, popular among collectors for its unusual shape. This cactus has gained attention and its nickname due to the unique, breast-like protuberances that develop on mature specimens.ie Cactus typically grows upright with a blue-green color and can eventually reach impressive heights when given the proper care. The surface of the cactus is smooth, featuring few spines compared to other cacti, and has distinctive lumps that give it a unique, almost sculptural appearance.

Care Plan for Boobie Cactus

Light: This cactus requires lots of bright, direct sunlight to thrive. It’s best placed in a location that receives several hours of direct sunlight daily, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light can lead to etiolation, where the cactus becomes stretched and misshapen.

Watering: Water sparingly. The Boobie Cactus is drought tolerant and prefers the soil to completely dry out between waterings. In the winter, reduce watering to a minimum, only enough to prevent the soil from becoming bone dry, as the plant is dormant during this period.

Humidity: It prefers low humidity and dry conditions typical of a desert environment. High humidity levels, especially when coupled with cold temperatures, can be detrimental.

Temperature: Keep the plant in an environment that’s consistently warm, ideally between 70-100°F (21-38°C) during the day and not dropping below 50°F (10°C) at night. Protect it from drafts and cold temperatures in winter.

Child and Pet Safety: The Boobie Cactus is generally safe and non-toxic to pets and humans. However, care should be taken to avoid its sharp spines, which can cause injury. It’s best to place the cactus where it won’t be accidentally brushed or fallen into.

General Tips: During the growing season, you can fertilize the cactus with a cactus-specific or diluted general fertilizer about once a month to promote growth. Ensure the cactus is planted in well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes to avoid standing water, which can cause root rot.

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