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TerryCloth
May 23, 2020 12:26 PM CST
Does anyone know what this succulent is?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 23, 2020 4:08 PM CST
Its a cactus called Eve's Needle (because of the size of the spines on a mature plant Smiling ) - Austrocylindropuntia subulata. They only get about 18 inches tall but will expand indefinitely sideways.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 23, 2020 4:12 PM CST
The monstrose version of this plant might get to 18 inches, but I think Terry has the normal version, which can get to 12 feet or more (in the ground). It will overgrow the space within a short period.

Eve's Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)
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TerryCloth
May 23, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Thanks for the identification. Sounds like it will need to be repotted soon!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 23, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Baja_Costero said:The monstrose version of this plant might get to 18 inches, but I think Terry has the normal version, which can get to 12 feet or more (in the ground). It will overgrow the space within a short period.

Eve's Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)


12 ft.? Yes, it will need a new pot. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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