Opuntia microdasys rufida
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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 in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
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|
|Frost Tolerance||0° f (-18° c).|
|Hardiness Zone||9 to 10|
|Height||60 cm tall|
|Scientific Name||Opuntia microdasys rufida|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|