Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace
Opuntia Desert Ace

Opuntia is a very large genus of cacti, varying in size from 2 inches tall (5 cm) miniature plants to 100 feet tall (30 m) trees. They are native from Canada, to Chile and Argentina. The genus has been split several times, but there doesn't seem to be a consensus yet on the best way to do that. The name Opuntia comes from the name of a Greek city.

All Opuntias not only have normal spines, but they also have thin barbed spines barely visible, named glochids. These can get stuck in your skin and be very irritating. In some species, they are particularly light and can become airborne when the Opuntia is moved. Wetting the plant before handling it might be a good prevention.

Opuntias often have large, colorful flowers. The fruit is also large and generally edible.

Cold hardiness zone: USDA 8 - 11
Light needs: full sun
Water needs: little to no water
Mature size: 3-6' high and wide
Selected for: cactus with hot pink flowers followed by rounded red fruits

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

Blooming Season Late summer
Common Name Cow's tongue cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Margenta
Frost Tolerance 10 c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 2b
Height 3 feet
Origin -
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Opuntia Desert Ace
Shape Leafy shape
Sun Exposure Shade

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Opuntia Desert Ace

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If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

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