Chain Fruit Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata) in the Chollas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata Accepted
Opuntia fulgida var. mamillata Synonym

Also sold as:
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mammillata

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Fruit can take root and form a new plant without having to use its seeds; needs neutral soil pH
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Easy to root from stem segments
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

The flowers have fallen off and the seed pods have been eaten by

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Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZDate: 3/4/17The flowers have fallen off and the seed pods have been eaten by
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Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZDate: 3/4/17
By LizDTM
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