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PlantFiles: Pancake Pear Cactus
Opuntia chlorotica

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Opuntia (op-UN-shee-a) (Info)
Species: chlorotica (klor-OH-tih-kuh) (Info)

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early 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

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On Nov 19, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Flowers yellow with a red hint.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 8, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nasty spiny plant ,but cool looking pale colored pads- complete flat. Local (Southern California) plant. Flowers yellow with reddish centers.

Regional...

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

Salome, Arizona
Livermore, California



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