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May 23, 2020 12:26 PM CST
Florida
Does anyone know what this succulent is?
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May 23, 2020 4:08 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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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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May 23, 2020 4:12 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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May 23, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Florida
Thanks for the identification. Sounds like it will need to be repotted soon!
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May 23, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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
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