Boxing Glove Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata 'Monstrosa') 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
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 3 feet (1 meter)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (1 meter)
Leaves: Glaucous
Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Other: Does NOT produce fruit
Flowers: Showy
Other: Does NOT flower
Flower Color: Other: Does NOT flower
Flower Time: Other: never
Underground structures: Taproot
Caudex
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: cactus thorns
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
Pollinators: Other: no pollination
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Please help identify this succulent? by novicesucculent Mar 13, 2019 8:45 PM 2
Monstrose, Cristata, Crested, and other fun mutations by Esperanza May 6, 2019 10:16 PM 28
New plants! Help with IDs. Or at the very least, appreciate the plant pictures. by Bumbly8ee Jul 8, 2017 7:05 PM 10

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