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PlantFiles: Klein's Pencil Cactus
Cylindropuntia kleiniae

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cylindropuntia (sil-in-drop-UN-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: kleiniae (KLINE-ee-ay) (Info)

Synonym:Opuntia kleiniae
Synonym:Opuntia wrightii
Synonym:Opuntia recondita

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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

Bloom Color:
Green
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral mrsmoose On Feb 19, 2005, mrsmoose from Dataw Island, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am growing mine as a house plant in Central Florida. It grows rapidly. After trimming, the stems come back 4-5x the previous circumference. I wonder how I can prevent this.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 23, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A cactus for the north!

Regional...

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

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Miami, Florida
Newberry, Florida
Silver Spring, Maryland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Broaddus, Texas
Kermit, Texas



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