Plant Care Whortleberry Cactus
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Whortleberry Cactus

4.3 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Whortleberry Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Whortleberry Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Blue Myrtle Cactus, Blue Myrtle Cactus, Blue Candle Cactus, Bilberry Cactus and Crested Blue Candle Cactus

Taxonomy

Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtillocactus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Whortleberry Cactus

Water

How often to water your Whortleberry Cactus

Water needs for Whortleberry Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Whortleberry Cactus 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 Whortleberry Cactus

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 Blue Myrtle Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Whortleberry Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Whortleberry Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Whortleberry Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Whortleberry Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Whortleberry Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Whortleberry Cactus: 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 Whortleberry Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Whortleberry Cactus

Whortleberry Cactus

Whortleberry Cactus


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.

What other plant parents say

Whortleberry Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Whortleberry Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Whortleberry Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Whortleberry Cactus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Codiejagger avatar
@Codiejagger
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 226 XP
09/18/2021

I've had this cactus for about 5 years and he's still going strong. I've never repotted him and left him without water for weeks at a time before and he's had no issues at all, extremely low maintenance and very cute :) I now water him once a week or so and he's doing just fine

Survivor Survivor
Summeralyssa2 avatar
@Summeralyssa2
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 174 XP
globe Randolph, Wisconsin
08/09/2021

A blue myrtle cactus is so cute and very low maintenance.

Survivor Survivor
Justplanty avatar
@Justplanty
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 2,839 XP
07/10/2021

Love this cactus had him for over a years now! Easy to care for!

Survivor Survivor
Iloveplants123 avatar
@Iloveplants123
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 74 XP
05/16/2021

It's a pretty cactus and it has funny spikes. I like it

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Chuckquinn avatar
@Chuckquinn
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Whitby, Ontario
05/14/2021

I have dropped him a few times so I hope that he’s okay.

Cltrigg1805 avatar
@Cltrigg1805
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 76 XP
globe Bristol, England
05/07/2021

over watering is a big problem!!

Survivor Survivor

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