Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting

Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting

These are cuttings with no roots. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped with no roots.

This listing is for 1 pad

Flower: Open from spring to early summer. They are intensely rose-purple with deep magenta-red filaments and white or pink style, stigma is white. (yellow blooming plant are also known).

Cultivation and propagation: Best in very fast draining mineral soils this plant is very rot prone, needs little water once established, avoid acid soils rich in humus or clayey. Tolerates sand. Keep dry in winter.

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -5° (or less)

Sun Exposure: They need maximum light exposure in full sun. Avoid shadow.

Warning: Handle with precautions to avoid the prickly glochids, besides the blue pruina that cover the cladodes may be allergenic for same people.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid spring to early summer
Common Name Beavertail prickleypear
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance 0° f (-18° c).
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 to 10
Height 60 cm tall
Origin Southwest usa
Scientific Name Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting
Shape Oval
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Mark J.
United States United States

****** Tail

Received ****** Tail Pad both healthy and beautiful. Planted this directly into my cactus garden and am waiting to see how it does. I am hopeful that this will grow into a beautiful plant.

Erica M.
United States United States

****** tail cutting

Arrived super healthy and in pristine condition. Can't wait to see how it does once it's fully rooted.

A Planet Desert Customer
Anthony R.
United States United States

He’s so cute!

I really enjoyed the shopping/purchasing experience. The plant information provided wsa easy, accessible. I appreciated the “warning” sticker (I just didnt follow it). This little guy is planted and with any luck will be growing some.

Bill P.
United States United States


The beavertail is one I've been looking for awhile, Happy out in my garden in the rocks. The other little tiny guy surprised us with a beautiful, delicate bright pink flower. I'm away but will be ordering more when I get back! Thanks - Bill

Opuntia microdasys rufida cutting

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.