Plant ID forum: Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis? I think not.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 4, 2013 9:48 AM CST
This cactus has blooms in yellow, orange and red all open at the same time! any id?Thumb of 2013-05-04/Dutchlady1/2fd5f0
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 7, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Hi Hetty

The Opuntia ficus-indica has three bloom colors at the same time, ranging from yellow through red. Perhaps your plant is a cross with O ficus-indica as one of the parents? Look at the 4th pic down in this link. From what I read, the flowers darken with age.

http://www.smmflowers.org/bloo...

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
May 7, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Very interesting, I will continue to research this. Thanks for your help.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 7, 2013 11:04 AM CST
You are most welcome. Sorry I couldn't give you an exact ID.

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