Opuntia monacantha

Opuntia > Opuntia monacantha

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It is a shrubby cactus from 2 to 6 m high with a trunk up to 2 m in diameter. Oval stems - oblong, bright green. Leaves subulate, spines solitary or in pairs 1 to 6 cm long, white, brownish or reddish brown. Yellow or reddish flowers up to 8 cm in diameter, wide sepals and open petals. Ovoid fruit 5 to 8 cm long, red to deep purple. Flowering: spring - summer. Fruiting: autumn - winter. Compost in the spring.

Light-Temperature:
Can grow in full sun as well as in half shade. Resists soft frosts.
The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: 0

Irrigation:
Moderate to little irrigation. Drought resistant.

Multiplication:
Use cuttings of segments or fragments of stems separated from the mother plant or by seeds in spring and summer.

Pests:
Cottony mealybug and fungi due to excess watering.

Soil:
It appreciates a soil with a sandy texture, semi - fertile and well drained.

References:
www.llifle.com

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Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis
Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis
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Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia anacantha
  
Scientific name:
Opuntia monacantha
Synonyms:
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Origin:
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Natural Habitat:
It is endemic to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and is naturalized in Australia and South Africa. Their natural habitats are subtropical or tropical forests, humid low-lying forests or sandy coasts.

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