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Opuntia subulata

Native (and abundant) to the Andes of Peru, Opuntia subulata is a well-known, shrubby cactus. It produces many bright green, elongated branches, from which fleshy leaves emerge. Thick, long spines can usually be seen on mature segments of this plant, while new growth has short spines. Its segments are also easy to propagate! 

Watering

Water when soil is dry 100%. Water lightly (if at all) during winter months.

Light requirements

Full sun.

Feed

Use a cactus fertiliser 3 times between March - November.

Repotting

Repot every 2-3 years. Use a well draining cactus compost, adding extra drainage such as perlite, pumice or grit.

Pot size / height

See available sizes below. Please note that, due to their natural variability, specimens' height may be within 10-20% of the stated height below.

Plant is supplied in its plastic nursery pot.

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