Huaraco (Austrocylindropuntia floccosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Austrocylindropuntia floccosa Accepted
Austrocylindropuntia hirschii Synonym
Opuntia hirschii Synonym
Austrocylindropuntia punta-caillan Synonym
Opuntia yanganucensis Synonym
Opuntia blancii Synonym
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Austrocylindropuntia yanganucensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
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
Layering
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

photo credit: Dick Culbert

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