CHAIN FRUIT CHOLLA
The Versitile Colored Flower Cholla (Opuntia versicolor) is a cactus native to the Sonoran Desrt. They grow in desert regions at elevations from 30 to 600 m (100 to 2000 ft). It stands out in the desert because plants in the same colony can have different colored flowers. Flowers can be orange, yellow, pink, red, or some combination of two or more of these. This clone is consistently deep red. Be careful when handling, the spine tips have barbs. Use tongs or some other gripping tool; not hands or gloves.
Recommended Sunset Magazine Temperature Zone: 8-13
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10°F (-7°C)
Don't water Prickly Pear Cacti until they grow roots. It may take 30-60 days. If you water while they are in the soil before roots, they may rot. However, even though the pad may look dead, it may grow a new pad within a year. It does not matter which way they are planted. However, you typically get roots faster when they are laying flat on the soil. The down side of the pad will begin to grow roots.
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