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PlantFiles: Devil Cholla, Cursed Cholla, Peeble's Cholla, Stanly's Club Cholla
Grusonia emoryi

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Grusonia (gru-SON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: emoryi (EM-or-ee) (Info)

Synonym:Cactus stanlyi
Synonym:Opuntia emoryi
Synonym:Opuntia stanlyi
Synonym:Corynopuntia stanlyi
Synonym:Opuntia emoryi var. stanlyi

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Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

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
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

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

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive southmojave On Oct 16, 2005, southmojave from Ontario, CA wrote:

There are at least two color varieties: the usual yellow and cream-colored with pink midstripes. I have not seen the latter variety listed anywhere!

Neutral Xenomorf On Oct 5, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Another common is 'Wright's Club Cholla'.
Other synonyms are Grusonia stanlyi & Opuntia emoryi


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

Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Ontario, California

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