Opuntia strobiliformis, also known as the Tephrocactus articulatus var. strobiliformis is a branching cactus that grows new pups from cactus nodes. Commonly described as looking like a pine cone, each new cactus pup can be propagated and grown to establish its own root system. Careful when moving this plant as the pups can fall easily.
Native to Western Argentina.
The Opuntia strobiliformis requires at least 4-5 hours of direct sun to grow evenly.
Allow the soil to dry completely between watering and water thoroughly in the grow season.
Although spineless, the opuntia has tiny glochids that are an itchy nuisance. Best to wear gloves when handling this plant. Fertilize: Feed with cactus fertilizer once per month, spring through fall.
The cactus measures approx. 6-8" tall and 3-6" wide. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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