Plant Care Crested Blue Flame
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Crested Blue Flame

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Also known as

Crested Blue Candle, Dinosaur Back Plant and Crested Blue Myrtle

Taxonomy

Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. cristatus
Myrtillocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Crested Blue Flame

Water

How often to water your Crested Blue Flame

Water needs for Crested Blue Flame
0.5 cups
every 12

Crested Blue Flame needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Crested Blue Flame

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Crested Blue Flame in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crested Blue Flame: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crested Blue Flame love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Crested Blue Flame does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Crested Blue Flame in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Crested Blue Flame

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crested Blue Flame: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Crested Blue Flame after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Crested Blue Flame

Crested Blue Flame

Crested Blue Flame


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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