TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Opuntia leptocaulis, Desert Christmas Cactus, Desert Christmas Ccholla, Pencil Cactus

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Opuntia leptocaulis

Desert Christmas Cactus, Desert Christmas Ccholla, Pencil Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunDry conditionsYellow, orange flowersThorny or spiny

The shrubby Cylindropuntia leptocaulis plants reach 5 to 1.8 m (1.6 to 5.9 ft) tall, reaching the extreme height when supported within desert trees. Branches are narrow, 35 mm across. Spines 0-1 (occasionally as many as 3) at each areole. Flowers open in the late afternoon and are pale yellow or greenish yellow, with occasional red tips.


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