Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla
Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla
Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla
Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla

Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Description: The cane cholla or tree cholla is a shrubby or even tree-like size cactus, its silhouette, and its long-lasting yellowish fruits. The above-ground part consists of of a number of succulent, cylindrical segments (joints) about 2-3 cm in diameter. These segments grow mostly end to end. Long spines possess papery detachable sheath. Leaves occur at the base of are-oles and are usually not seen on mature segments as they are shed early. A typical height is about 1 m, but exceptionally it can grow to 4.6 m with a "trunk" diameter of 25 cm. Flowers vary through shades or dark pink and purple with a boss of yellow stamens and bright white stigmas, and is said to be a shy bloomer until it reaches 60 cm tall. This plant may 20 years or more when well pleased with its environment.


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Blooming Season Late spring or early summer.
Common Name Tree cholla
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pinkish white
Frost Tolerance -20°F or -28°C
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 4a to 11b
Height 3-8 ft
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla
Shape Bowl-shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Thomas D.
United States United States

Perfect Healthy Plant

This is exactly the variety that I discovered in Lady Bird Johnson’s wildlife preserve in Austin,TX. I am very happy to have a perfect healthy start of this plant. Thank you very much.

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Kevin W.
United States United States

Love this cholla

Attractive cholla; not too spiny for my indoor collection..

Brenda W.
United States United States

Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla

I’ve always wanted a cholla. Nobody else has these. Just a beautiful plant.

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Caitlin D.

Im blown away with how well they package t...

Im blown away with how well they package the plants. I will always order from this shop. Cactus came nice and healthy

Cylindropuntia imbricata cholla

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