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Austrocylindropuntia vestita

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Austrocylindropuntia (oss-troh-sil-in-droh-PUN-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: vestita (VES-tee-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Opuntia vestita
Synonym:Opuntia heteromorpha
Synonym:Opuntia teres
Synonym:Opuntia chuquisacana
Synonym:Cylindropuntia vestita

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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; 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:

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Positive martenfisher On Jun 5, 2012, martenfisher from Crystal River, FL wrote:

I have been propogating revert growth from the crested form for some time time. Fast and easy to root and care for as long as the soil is loose. Does not get very tall and is a great plant for pots. The blooms make the plant well worth growing it also though I don't get many blooms. I do protect mine from freezing.

Neutral Xenomorf On Apr 21, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Other valid synonyms are:
Austrocylindropuntia teres
Austrocylindropuntia chuquisacana
Tephrocactus heteromorphus
Cylindropuntia teres
Maihueniopsis vestita

Regional...

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

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Brea, California
Crystal River, Florida



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