Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpf.) Backeb.
Eve’s Needle Cactus, Eve’s Pin Cactus, Long Spine Cactus
Pereskia subulata (basionym),
Austrocylindropuntia exaltata, Opuntia exaltata, Cylindropuntia exaltata, Opuntia subulata, Cylindropuntia subulata
Austrocylindropuntia subulata is a large tree-like cactus, up to 13 feet (4 m) tall with round cylindrical joints, up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall and up to 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) thick. The green leaves are nearly cylindrical, up to 5 inches (13 cm) long. The spines are light yellow, 1 – 2 per areole, up to 3 inches (8 cm) long. The flowers are red, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long, followed by reddish to red fruits, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long.
How to Grow and Care
Though the large variety of species within the Opuntia genus means different types of prickly pears may need slightly different care, all are desert cacti that need lots of sun, lots of light, and very little water. If you live in a hot, arid area – particularly the American Southwest – these plants can generally be planted outside, left alone, and enjoyed…. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Opuntia.
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