Joseph's Coat (Opuntia monacantha 'Variegata') in the Prickly Pears Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable for miniature gardens
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86 degrees
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds may be extremely slow to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Individual pads form new plants; they must dry and callous for 10 days before planting
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Help a beginner with an I.D.? by Wallknocker Feb 21, 2019 8:05 PM 10
Need help to identify these species (down to Binomial name if possible) LAST :) by NightCrow Jan 19, 2019 9:04 AM 2
Show your variegated plants! (or spotted, splashed, etc anything but green!) by Gina1960 Dec 19, 2018 8:38 AM 200
Help ID spineless variegated prickly pear! by critterologist May 27, 2018 8:37 AM 8
Cacti ID help by Faridat Jul 1, 2018 5:19 AM 14
2018 Spring Plant Swap - CHAT by RickM Jun 14, 2018 10:12 AM 300
Looking for advice! Newer indoor cactus owner in Rochester NY by acrocoll Apr 25, 2017 12:33 PM 13
Prickly pear cactus dropping off pads by Plantsmylove Feb 7, 2016 9:56 AM 6
Succulent and Cactus Chat for 2015 by adamgreen Jan 3, 2016 2:33 PM 957
Cute little plants on clearance for $1. by purpleinopp Sep 8, 2014 11:53 AM 30

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