Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea
Also known as
Old Man Prickly Pear, Oldman Cactus, Grizzly Prickly Pear, Hedgehog Prickly Pear, Mohave Prickly Pear
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Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea is a perennial cactus plant from the Cactaceae family. It forms long, white-grey spines, these point downwards and are relatively hair-like and brittle, overall making a shaggy white coat. Flowers are coloured rose-pink or yellow, leading onto spiny fruits. It has a clumping habit and is hardy to -20 degrees Celsius if kept dry over the winter. Plant in a position of full sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth.