PlantsChollas→Ciribe (Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. ciribe)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: 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
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
Other: Easy to root from stem segments
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: Joshua Tree Park, CaliforniaDate: 2015-02-06
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Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaDate: 2015-03-21
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Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaDate: 2015-03-21
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Location: The sun sets behind teddy-bear cholla.Date: 2008-02-24Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, ArizonaDate: 2015-11-17
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 30, 2019 4:07 PM

This variety of the extra-spiny Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) (formerly its own species) is endemic to the Sierra La Giganta of Baja California Sur. Compared to var. bigelovii found mostly to its north, it has fewer spines, more firmly attached segments, and proliferating fruit, relying more on sexual reproduction.

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Teddy Bear Cholla? by mcvansoest Apr 3, 2018 8:28 AM 7

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