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Origin and Habitat: Opuntia robusta is widely distributed in central Mexico
Description: Opuntia pilifera, popularly known as Cocoche loco, Nopal crinado, Nopal de crines, piaviachi, It is a much branched, often erect, succulent shrub or small tree, sometimes 4-6 meters high, but commonly 1 to 2 m
Opuntia pilifera is a low maintenance plant that tolerate considerable neglect and will naturalize. Easy to cultivate outdoor in warm dry climates.
Growth rate: it is a relatively fast growing species that can form large clumps just in a few year.
Sun Exposure: Full sun (only), in semi shaded position wont produce many flowers.
Hardiness: Reputedly hardy to -5° C or less for short periods
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||June – august|
|Common Name||Cocoche loco|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow groth|
|Scientific Name||Opuntia pilifera|
|Shape||Fleshy oval pads|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|