Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii
Miqueliopuntia miquelii - Opuntia miquelii

If you are looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your cactus collection? Then, look no further than the miqueliopuntia miquelii (previously known as Opuntia miquelii) is a species of flowering cactus that is native to Mexico. It is named after German botanist Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, known for studying Dutch and Dutch East Indies flora. 

With its flattened, paddle-shaped green stem that can grow up to 3 feet tall covered in bristle spines, and its easy-to-care-for nature, this stunning Miquelii is a must-have for any green thumb. Plus, with its beautiful showy (orange, red, and yellow) flowers that just bloom in spring or summer, this globular cactus is sure to turn heads and add drama to any space.  

The spines are yellow or brown and can cause skin irritation if touched. The fruits of this opuntia cactus are edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, and other food products. Not only is it safe for humans, but it's also friendly to pets! So why wait? 

The Opuntia miquelii prefers full sun and well-draining soil and is drought-tolerant once established. It is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and is suitable for growing in USDA zones 9-11. The plant is a great choice for a rock garden, xeriscape, or other low-water-use landscape. It is important to protect the miquelii from frost and freezing temperatures, as this can damage or kill this globular beauty.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Miqueliopuntia miquelii
Common Name Opuntia miquelii
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Orange, red, yellow
Genus Miqueliopuntia
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type well-drained soil
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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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 6" and larger 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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If you are looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your cactus collection? Then, look no further than the miqueliopuntia miquelii (previously known as Opuntia miquelii) is a species of flowering cactus that is native to Mexico. It is named after German botanist Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, known for studying Dutch and Dutch East Indies flora. 

With its flattened, paddle-shaped green stem that can grow up to 3 feet tall covered in bristle spines, and its easy-to-care-for nature, this stunning Miquelii is a must-have for any green thumb. Plus, with its beautiful showy (orange, red, and yellow) flowers that just bloom in spring or summer, this globular cactus is sure to turn heads and add drama to any space.  

The spines are yellow or brown and can cause skin irritation if touched. The fruits of this opuntia cactus are edible and can be used to make jams, jellies, and other food products. Not only is it safe for humans, but it's also friendly to pets! So why wait? 

The Opuntia miquelii prefers full sun and well-draining soil and is drought-tolerant once established. It is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and is suitable for growing in USDA zones 9-11. The plant is a great choice for a rock garden, xeriscape, or other low-water-use landscape. It is important to protect the miquelii from frost and freezing temperatures, as this can damage or kill this globular beauty.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Miqueliopuntia miquelii
Common Name Opuntia miquelii
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Orange, red, yellow
Genus Miqueliopuntia
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type well-drained soil
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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