Club Cholla (Grusonia invicta)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 26, 2019 1:46 PM

Very spiny, mat-forming opuntioid from Baja California with many low stems to 18 inches high, often extending to several feet wide. Marked tubercles with many sharp, flattened spines. Yellow flowers appear in spring; moderately fleshy and very spiny fruit follows. Endemic to Baja California, from Bahía de Los Angeles in the middle of the peninsula almost to the Cape, as well as San Marcos and Carmen Islands; common in the Vizcaíno Desert, along the Gulf coast, and on the Magdalena Plain. Easily confused with Echinocereus.

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