Eve’s Needle Cactus

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Eve’s Pin Cactus, Long Spine Cactus, Chumbera Fina, Long-Spine Cactus

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A Austrocylindropuntia subulata cactus in nature
profile iconAustrocylindropuntia subulata (14391939986)
by liesvanrompaey (CC BY 2.0)
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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.
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Special features

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Ecuador and Peru.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Gravel, Chalk

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Cactaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Red, Orange
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