Boobie Cactus
Boobie Cactus

Boobie Cactus (Myrtillocactus geometrizans ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’)

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Myrtillocactus geometrizans ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’ is a monstrose cultivar of the more commonly seen Myrtillocactus geometrizans, but this Cactus has more unusual shaped ribs along with areoles that resemble nipples making this cactus appear like it has little breasts in appearance, this is why this cactus is often nicknamed as ‘The Booby Cactus’ or ‘Titty Cactus’.

Myrtillocactus geometrizans Fukurokuryuzinboku is a rare plant to find for sale and is only available from specialist cactus nurseries and online cactus nurseries (usually.) It is a Japanese cultivar that can grow up to 4.5 metres high ( 178 inches ) and 10 cm wide in diameter ( 4 inches ).


This cactus likes a nice sunny spot, however when these plants are still young ( less than 3 inches in height ) or if taken as cuttings they are best placed in a less sunnier position. Once the plant has fully rooted and/or is taller than 3 inches in height they love to be placed in a sunny position, as long as ventilation can be provided. If grown on a very sunny south facing window in the middle of summer then a shade cloth may be placed over the window to allow indirect sunshine onto the plant this will prevent scorch or yellowing of the stem.

NOTE: these plants shipped to SF bare-root and have been transplanted into dry soil. They have roots but they will need time to develop thoroughly in their new media.  Water once a month and allow the roots to grow on their own - try not to mess with the cactus too much for the first six months, especially during winter.