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Opuntia Macrocentra

Botanical Name:

Opuntia macrocentra

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Heat Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Cactus - Succulents, Shrub, Cactus/Succulent

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

Diurnal blooms, Flowers 2 inches long

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Warning

Care should be taken in handling this plant, since the minute, tufted, barbed bristles (glochids) at the base of the spines can be more troublesome than the spines typical of most cacti; they are lined with backward-pointing hooks, making them nearly impossible to remove from the skin.

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Genus

Opuntia

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