Eve’s Needle Cactus
Eve’s Pin Cactus, Long Spine Cactus, Chumbera Fina, Long-Spine Cactus
Austrocylindropuntia subulata is a tuberous, shrubby cacti with cylindrical stems from South America, They typically do not have papery sheaths associated with their spines and grow with an upright, branching habit. Stem growth occurs without distinct divisions and showy, cup-shaped, red-pink and orange flowers are produced at the stem tips, they rest on spiny floral tubes. These measure around 6cm in length and flowers lead onto thick, rounded, sometimes thorny, edible fruits measuring around 10cm long. This species can grow to over 4m in height and produces clusters of 1-4 white-grey spines measuring around 8cm long.
Ecuador and Peru.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Gravel, Chalk
Pink, Red, Orange