Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Where can I find Opuntia streptacantha?

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Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California Herbs
cahdg6891
Oct 19, 2016 2:46 AM CST
Would anyone happen to know where I could find a clipping of this cactus? Haven't had any luck finding it Thumbs down
Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Oct 19, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Had I known this before last weekend, I could have picked you up some. They had several large cutting on sale at the Desert Botanical Garden Fall plant sale, but that is over now.

However check this website out, this list them as available:
http://www.cactusstore.com/cat...
Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California Herbs
cahdg6891
Oct 19, 2016 2:57 PM CST
Ah, too bad! Well thank you for the kind thought regardless. Smiling And thanks for the link!

Just curious, did any of the cuttings on sale have hair? I ordered a pad of O. streptacantha online before but the pad I received was very hairy. I couldn't remember seeing one with hair nor any photos of one with hair. Unless it is only the younger pads that have hairs. Confused
Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bee Lover Bookworm Adeniums Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Hummingbirder Xeriscape Region: Arizona Region: Southwest Gardening
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mcvansoest
Oct 19, 2016 4:04 PM CST
I do not think they come with hairs, but there is another one: Opuntia pilifera that comes with hairs on the aureoles that could be mistaken for O. streptacantha given that the spines are pretty similar. Then of course it could be a monstrose-variety.
Name: Paul
southern California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California Herbs
cahdg6891
Oct 19, 2016 4:29 PM CST
I have Opuntia pilifera and it reminded me of it as soon as I saw it. Some descriptions I found of O. streptacantha said the areoles have one or two long hairs but nothing like the furry pad I got. Interesting mystery. Sure wish we had plant sales like that around here!

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