General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Huaraco
  • Polar Bear Cactus
  • Wool Cactus
  • Living Snow
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Austrocylindropuntia floccosa
  • Synonym: Austrocylindropuntia yanganucensis
  • Synonym: Opuntia punta-caillan
  • Synonym: Opuntia yanganucensis
  • Synonym: Opuntia blancii
  • Synonym: Austrocylindropuntia punta-caillan
  • Synonym: Austrocylindropuntia hirschii
  • Synonym: Opuntia hirschii

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