Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Opuntia Emerald Green?

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Name: Ang
Bremerton, WA (Zone 7b)
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tikipod
Jul 23, 2012 3:01 PM CST
I spotted this Opuntia at Lowes and snatched it up. After removing the fake flower I looked up the name and I cannot find Opuntia Emerald Green anywhere. Any idea which this might be?

Side note edit: found where I can buy the opuntia I want. :D

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 23, 2012 3:36 PM CST
I do not know if that is a actual named variety. I have a few hardy opuntias. I like the ones that survive my winters of 5 degrees and 20" of snow and still grow and bloom come Spring.

You say the ones you ordered did not look good. Did you try planting them. They can look bad but they should be hardened over before you plant them and they sometime will not look good but they are tough plants just throw the pads on the ground and they will root themselves.

I have traded and purchased to get different color blooms in the outdoor garden.

You can go to this site and maybe you can find the one you purchased.

http://opuntiads.com/html/opuntia-species.html
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Name: Ang
Bremerton, WA (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
tikipod
Jul 23, 2012 4:51 PM CST
Yep they were calloused and planted. They never had a chance to root because even without watering they simply rotted. When they arrived they looked like the ones they sell in the grocery story, which are packaged in plastic and look (and feel) very slimy.

The pads were listed as ficus-indica. They were to replace pads I had rooted a few months before and passed on to someone else. Regretting passing those on now!!

I've been looking for ficus-indica for pads and fruit but that's because it's the main one listed for culinary use. I'm open to suggestions on other varieties though.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 23, 2012 5:09 PM CST
Oh well they were really bad if they were slimy. I have had them break off in the snow and not get slimy and root the next summer just laying out in the snow.

I cannot help you with eatables I just grow them for garden plants and the flowers.

Maybe you can get some ideas from the site I attached.

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