Austrocylindropuntia Species

Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica f. cristata

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Austrocylindropuntia (oss-troh-sil-in-droh-PUN-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: cylindrica f. cristata
Synonym:Opuntia cylindrica f. cristata
Synonym:Cylindropuntia cylindrica f. cristata
Synonym:Austrocylindropuntia intermedia f. cristata
Synonym:Cylindropuntia intermedia f. cristata
Synonym:Opuntia bradleyi f. cristata

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Salinas, California

Dallas, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 17, 2017, Foxyrider from Lake City, FL wrote:

Office friend brought me this plant, privately named "Brian." She asked me to help save the plant. Yesterday, Brian was listing to one side of the pot, with wet, soggy rot one third of the plant size from the soil up. Today, Brian is laying totally flat. Friend said plant given to her in bone-dry, rock-hard soil. She repotted in cactus soil after about a week. And then he started going down hill. I hope to revive - by cutting away the rot, taking multiple cuttings and letting the scars callous over. I will then try to propagate in cactus soil mixture. Wish Brian luck!
.....To be continued!

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On Apr 27, 2005, Xenomorf from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Other synonyms are:
Cactus cylindricus f. cristata (cristate) (of the year 1783, not 1825)
Cereus cylindricus f. cristata (cristate)
Maihueniopsis cylindricus f. cristata (cristate)

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