Puna clavarioides (Maihueniopsis clavarioides)
(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 cacti is also commonly known as Dead man's fingers or Mushroom opuntia and looks like a small creeping cactus. The stems are short and display grey to brownish coloring. A plant can display a typical form of conical segments or monstrous with fan shaped or branching finger like stems. It is possible for it to grow and have all forms in one single plant.
Cultivation and Propagation: This mountain cactus - because of the elongated fat taproot - needs deep pots and a well drained mineral potting mix. Need a sufficient amount of air. They are susceptible to overwatering, but need enough water during vegetation and require a dry winter rest.
Frost Tolerance: They tolerate light frost -5 (-10) °C. Need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest this is important for the flowers as well as for their health. Without this cool winter period they normally wont get many buds.
Sun Exposure: Need a good amount of sun.
Hardiness: -5°C to 23°F
Sun exposure: Full sun (good air ventilation)
Watering needs: moderate (root rot prone) dry in winter
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and Summer|
|Common Name||Dead man's fingers|
|Flower||yellow green to olive green|
|Frost Tolerance||-5 (-10) °C|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Puna clavarioides (Maihueniopsis clavarioides)|
|Sun Exposure||full sun|