The plant being made available in this listing is a large and healthy example of a very rare and unusual cactus. The crested form of Myrtillocactus geometrizans (also known as Dinosaur Back, Crested Blue Myrtle Cactus, Crested Blue Flame and Crested Blue Candle Cactus) is highly sought after by collectors. This particular specimen is made even rarer by the fact that it is the "Elite" variety, having more vivid coloration and a tighter growth habit.
These are very attractive plants that are also relatively cold hardy. They continue to branch, produce new crests and stalks over time ensuring that every specimen has a unique shape.
Although it can survive temperatures as low as 25 degrees, it should be protected from frost and freezing if at all possible. Needs are typical of most other cacti: Plant them in well draining soil and in a planter having plenty of drainage. Water when dry during summer months and only once per month at other times of the year. Full sun is ideal but they may scorch if exposed to intense summer sun.
All sides of the exact plant being offered is shown in the listing photographs. The tallest stem stands 12 inches above the soil. The cluster measures 9 x 8 inches in diameter and was photographed growing in a 10 inch diameter pot.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not use heat packs and we are not responsible for damage related to the plant being exposed to cold temperatures. It will be shipped with a minimal amount of soil and no pot will be included.
Shipping via Federal Express Home Delivery or Priority Mail to any address within the contiguous United States, with the exception of those in California, is included in the listing price. We cannot ship this plant to destinations within California or to those falling outside of the contiguous USA.
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Unfortunately, we lack the certifications required by the California Department Of Agriculture that would allow us to ship live plants to those residing in the state of California.