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Opuntia cochenillifera Variegated form
Warm hand, Velvet Opuntia, Wooly Joint Prickly Pear, Nopales opuntia, Nopal cactus, Nopalea Grande
This variety of opuntia has thornless, pleasant to touch thick leaves. During summer hot day leaves warm up and their touch reminds of a warm hand touch. The plant will form a nice ornamental shrub. Flowers are bright red to crimson. Very fast growing, will thrive in neglect, tolerates almost any conditions. Perfect plant for a lazy gardener.
This is a nearly spineless variety of cactus that is easy to prepare, and has a delightful taste both raw and cooked.
Related species - Opuntia tomentosa.
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