Plant ID forum: Cactus

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Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
May 18, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Only one photo, let me know if you need a side shot.


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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 18, 2015 2:22 PM CST
That looks like a type of Opuntia microdasys.

http://cactiguide.com/cactus/?genus=Opuntia&species=microdas...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 18, 2015 3:51 PM CST
For comparison, more images of Opuntia microdasys: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Opuntia+microdasy...
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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
May 18, 2015 3:57 PM CST
Id agree, don't bump into that one!

Those fuzzy looking tufts are vicious!
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Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
May 18, 2015 4:01 PM CST
I already did...

The thing fell over during the car trip back to the office. Perlite everywhere and the cactus roots sort of pulling out of the pot. I reached down to help it back up since it didn't look like a spikey cactus. Paid for that later.

Thanks for your help. This site is really helpful.

Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
May 19, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Adhesive is your best shot to get the spines out, I use rubber cement, just gently wipe it on and let it dry, then pull it off, tape and other blues can also work too.
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