Careful with spikes (don't know the proper name, I know they are not thorns). I got poked on the hand, right on a vein, and within seconds it looked like I had a marble under the skin. Within minutes half the hand got swollen.
That was three days ago. The hand is a little swollen and sore.
On Apr 1, 2007, farmerjohnaz from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 10a) wrote:
I planted 3 5 gallon Cascalotes as part of my xeroscape in Queencreek Arizona. They are 2 years old, multibranched, and 6' tall. Each winter they were completed defoliated after the first frost. It is now April 1st and there is no sign that they are coming back. It reached 18 degrees one night this winter. The first winter, the lowest temp was 24 degrees. I lost many branches. It is not a cold hardy plant. It was listed as 20 degrees on the pot, but I would not plant in areas that get below 32.