Toothpick Cactus (Stetsonia coryne)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-35 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet. With time this plant will spread out many branches from a central trunk.
Leaves: Other: Spined! As the common name indicates this Cactus has many long spines, with usually one very long spines that can be 4-5" long.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bats
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Toothpick Cactus at Wooddale Village in Sun City, Arizona

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Thorns and things. by Hallow Dec 30, 2019 7:38 AM 17
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