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PlantFiles: Quimilo
Opuntia quimilo

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Opuntia (op-UN-shee-a) (Info)
Species: quimilo

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Category:
Shrubs
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
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
From softwood 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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Xenomorf On Jan 7, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The flowers are reported to be Red only. Maybe on the outside of the petals or sepals they are red, mine are orange mostly. The Pads are reported to be elliptical & obovate, flattened & shiny green-gray. Measurements of the pads are up to 20 inches long and 10 inches wide.

Neutral palmbob On Jun 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

large highly branching plant with bright orange flowers in late spring... sparsely spined. From Bolivia

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Bostonia, California
Riverside, California



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