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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish green
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Date: 2020-03-03
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2020-06-07
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Date: 2021-01-06
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2020-06-11
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2020-06-16
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Location: HomeDate: 2020-09-06Erupting pup
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Date: 2020-06-26
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2020-06-07
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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Nov 12, 2020 8:14 PM

Range: southeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota; south to eastern New Mexico and western Texas. Additional info: pitaya (pronounced pee-tah'-yah) is the phonetic spelling of the original Spanish pitahaya, a name given to species of Echinocereus but more broadly applied to a number of cacti which produce sweet, edible fruit.

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