Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting
Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting

Opuntia engelmannii Pad cutting

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Blooming Season Mid spring
Common Name Texas prickly pea
Dormancy Winter
Flower Orange
Frost Tolerance 10° f (-12° c)
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8a to 10a
Height 5? (1.5 m) tall
Origin Mexico to us
Scientific Name Opuntia engelmannii
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade


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Opuntia engelmannii Pad

This 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.


I pad of Opuntia engelmannii

Opuntia engelmannii is a prickly pear common across the south-central and Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It goes by a variety of common names, including cow's tongue cactus, cow tongue prickly pear, desert prickly pear, discus prickly pear, Engelmann's prickly pear, and Texas prickly pear in the US, and nopal, abrojo, joconostle, and vela de coyote in Mexico.

The nomenclatural history of this species is somewhat complicated due to the varieties, as well as its habit of hybridizing with Opuntia phaeacantha.

Description
The overall form of Opuntia engelmannii is generally shrubby, with dense clumps up to 3.5 metres (11 ft) high, usually with no apparent trunk. The pads are green (rarely blue-green), obovate to round, about 15–30 cm long and 12–20 cm wide.[3]

The glochids are yellow initially, then brown with age. Spines are extremely variable, with anywhere from 1-8 per areole, and often absent from lower areoles; they are yellow to white, slightly flattened, and 1–6 cm long.

The flowers are yellow, occasionally reddish, 5–8 cm in diameter and about as long. Flowering is in April and May, with each bloom lasting only one day, opening at about 8AM and closing 8 hours later. Pollinators include solitary bees, such as the Antophoridae, and sap beetles.

The purple fleshy fruits are 3–7 cm long.

 

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

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 for an additional $3.00. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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 save to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Shipping details and customer service policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. 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.