Eve's Needle (Austrocylindropuntia subulata 'Monstrosa')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Eve's Needle
Give a thumbs up Christmas Tree Cactus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Reddish-orange
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Please help identify this succulent? by novicesucculent Mar 13, 2019 8:45 PM 2
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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