Opuntia Star Dust small
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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 in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This vibrant flat shaped cactus is one of the very few naturally occurring white-variegated variation of the larger Prickly Pear cactus Opuntia monacantha. This cactus is marbled with white, creamy-white, yellow, green and sometimes also with pink in varying patterns.
Sun exposure: full sun
Growth habits: Odd shrubby or tree-like plant that forms wonderfully tortured shapes usually less than 50 cm tall, but occasionally up to 1 m or more meters tall. To many it looks stretched or etiolated due to lack of light, but it's actually a monstrous form.
Watering needs: Outside filtered sunlight or afternoon shade but tolerates bright sun too. Inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Subject to sunburn if exposed to direct sun for too long during the hottest hours in mid-summer.
Blooming habits: Small red flowers.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Early summer|
|Common Name||Prickly pear' plants|
|Frost Tolerance||0 f|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Opuntia Star Dust small|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|