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Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mammillata 'Cristate'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cylindropuntia (sil-in-drop-UN-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: fulgida var. mammillata
Cultivar: Cristate

Synonym:Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mammillata f. cristate

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Deciduous
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Peterthecactusguy On Sep 15, 2012, Peterthecactusguy from Black Canyon City, AZ wrote:

I have one of these that I got as a cutting off of another one. Actually more accurately I got one from a segment that fell off of the mother plant. Mine has small crests and is also possibly monstrose as well. I don't really know where these came from, but in Black Canyon City they are all over the place, all about the same age, all gotten in the 1960s if I had to guess from their size, they are older plants.

I know that cacti aren't everyone's cup of tea but this plant lacks glochids and has smaller shorter spines so it's much easier to handle, I have picked up some of the segments with my bare hands before. That being said it's a wonderful cactus and it grows well in my yard in full sun year round. Has anyone else that had this plant ever seen one bloom? in the 12 years I have been around these I have never seen one bloom.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Black Canyon City, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Kermit, Texas



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