Cholla (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) in the Chollas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa Accepted
Opuntia wigginsii Synonym
Cylindropuntia wigginsii Synonym
Opuntia echinocarpa Synonym
Opuntia echinocarpa var. echinocarpa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86
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
Other: Easy to root from stem segments
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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