Silver-Dollar Cactus (Opuntia chlorotica) in the Prickly Pears Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6.6-8.2 feet (2-2.5 meters)
Leaves: Other: Green leaves present only on new growth. They are replaced by spines (modified leaves) on mature growth.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Flowers often have a reddish tint.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86 degrees
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds may be extremely slow to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Individual pads form new plants; they must dry and callous for 10 days before planting
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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