Old Man Opuntia (Austrocylindropuntia vestita)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Austrocylindropuntia vestita Accepted
Opuntia vestita Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

photo credit: Michael Wolf

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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