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Austrocylindropuntia subulata 'Cristata'

Previously known as:

  • Opuntia subulata 'Cristata'
Phonetic Spelling
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Description

Crested Eve's Needle is a crested form of Eve's Needle where the stems fan outward into different wavy shapes topped with combs of long emerald green succulent leaves. This form does not bloom. They are slow-growing and can reach up to 1-2 feet tall.

Plant in a soil mixture appropriate for cacti and in pots with several drainage holes. Clay pots are best. Grow in full sun to light shade and allow the soil to dry between waterings.

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#container plant#interiorscape#unusual#cactus#crested#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#interiorscape#unusual#cactus#crested#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Austrocylindropuntia
    Species:
    subulata
    Family:
    Cactaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow green succulent leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil