Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata

$15.00

This is a cristate form producing “fanned” growth of emerald green with white areoles and tiny spines.

A.K.A.
Emerald Idol, Emerald Idol Cactus

Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata is in the Prickly Pear family. Unlike the Prickly Pear cactus, this species likes to lay low and fan out. Over time new growth will emerge from the center of the plant forming a clumping wavy structure.
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Place of Origin

Native to Ecuador and Peru

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Air Purifying

Yes

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Flowering

Yes

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Care

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Lighting Instructions:

Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata enjoys bright indirect light -such as sunlight shining through a shear curtain; about six hours a day. Full sun exposure may lead to plant scaring.

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Watering Instructions:

Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata needs very little water. We recommend a splash of water once every month. Be careful not to get water directly on the plant as the folds in the Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata can retain water and moisture leading to black fungus spots if not allowed to dry throughly.

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Temperature:

Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata prefers a hot, dry temperature. In the winters, you can place closer to a heater to allow this cacti to thrive.

Best Placement

Bright Indirect

Opuntia Cylindrical Cristata is best placed in a sunny spot with filtered light, such as on a table receiving sun through a sheer window curtain.