Cactus basket

birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)August 22, 2005

I don't know what the name of this cacti/succulent is, but it went from a little 2" pot to this monster over the past 2 years.

Susie

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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Tres cool - one of the kalanchoes, maybe?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2005 at 6:40PM
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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

I don't think so, it has stickers....

    Bookmark   August 22, 2005 at 9:38PM
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azbolt

It's in the opuntia family, BUT I can't find an actual name for it, I have one too. It's from http://www.cactuscollection.com/store/ which supplies Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes with their cactus and succulents. Let me know if you find the name!

Kevin

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 7:48PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

hi susie,

i believe you have a tree oputnia, Brasilopuntia brasiliensis. i think it's fine for now in the basket, but is probably better suited in a floor pot because it can grow into quite a tree! i've seen it reach a 20' ceiling.

-ming

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 12:21AM
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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

Wow, thanks for the info ming! I'll have to keep an eye on that baby, 20'!

Susie

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 9:57AM
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azbolt

It looks REALLY similar to Brasilopuntia brasiliensis, but it's not quite it. I have both, and when it's young the Brasilopuntia brasiliensis really does look like this unknown opuntia that we have. The unknown one is a miniature, has thinner leaves (pads), more heat and cold tolerant and is spinier(has more spines).

Kevin

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 12:05PM
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azbolt

I found it I found it. It's Opuntia Argentiniana. Not a whole lot of info out there on it tho. I've needed that name for awhile now, just needed a little nudge.

Thanks!

Kevin

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 2:53PM
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