(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
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