Cane Prickly Pear Cactus Seeds (Opuntia cylindrica) 20+Seeds
Opuntia cylindrica is native to Ecuador and Peru. Forms an arborescent, branching specimen to 12' with time. This is a cristate form, producing "fanned" growth of emerald green with white areoles and tiny spines.Cristate forms generally occur when injury occurs to the plant at a young age (this damage can be due to insects eating the growing tip, or from many other causes, including a genetic predisposition). In reaction to the "injury", the cells at the tip of the branch where growth occurs begin to multiply at a much faster rate and the normal growing tip "goes crazy", creating fantastic whorls and fans. Porous cactus soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.