You will receive 1 pad of Opuntia Santa Rita
Origin and habitat: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico.
Description: Opuntia santa-rita is an erect, bushy succulent shrub to 2 m high and 3 m wide with a distinct, though short trunk. It a very attractive species with reddish or violet-purple pads. Small plants seem to be the most colorful. The yellow flowers are stunning on the purple pads in spring, definitely an eye-catcher.
Blooming season: April through August.
Cultivation and propagation: This is a much decorative frost hardy cactus easily found in cultivation. It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Its purple pads provide a striking accent for an otherwise dormant cactus garden.
Water: In summer, during the vegetative period, it must be regularly watered, but allowing the substratum to completely dry up before irrigating again (but do not overwater ); in winter, it's to be kept dry. Preferable not to water on overcast days, humid days or cold winter days.
Hardiness: It is a quite frost resistant cactus, hardy to -7° C (- 12° C or less if very dry). However, in cultivation it is better not to expose it to temperatures lower than -0° C, even if in an aerated and protected location, in order to avoid the formation of anti-aesthetic spots on the epidermis. In presence of high atmospheric humidity avoid any frost as it is particularly sensitive to root rot. USDA Zone 6-10. It can handle extremely high temperatures in summer.
Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Common Name||Santa rita prickly pear|
|Frost Tolerance||30 °f|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||7a to 11|
|Scientific Name||Opuntia Santa Rita pad cutting large|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|
What a beautiful colored cactus. I love mine. I can't wait to see new growth on it. Would definitely get more from them if I was trying to expand.
My Santa Rita
My Santa Rita Came to me a very healthy cutting I recieved 2 cuttings in healthy shape Put them in dirt and they rooted in no time I would buy them again Nora Shepley
Beautiful nice and healthy looking also ni...
Beautiful nice and healthy looking also nice size Would buy again
Arrived in Great Condition
Just started rooting it in soil, but they arrived in great shape with no dead or decaying parts at all!
Always pleased with your plants.