Cylindropuntia whipplei (Engelmann and Bigelow): A jade green and pale spined cactus with a knobbed stem. In the spring, yellow flowers burst from the tips of the stem and add a lemony interest to the warming air. This species is very resilient, seemingly growing better the more it is damaged or grazed.
One order = one cactus cutting - SHIPPED UNROOTED
CAUTION: Opuntia species have fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They can pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs or twisted newspaper when handling. See our Opuntia Planting Guide for more tips.
Opuntia need plenty of full, outdoor sunlight and great drainage to thrive. They do well in gritty, mineral soils and pots with drainage holes. Over time you'll see new pads sprout from the plant, soon followed by its showy blooms.
Opuntia can tolerate high heat and extended drought and can eventually develop into a wide, shrubby living fence. They are semi-frost hardy. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.
Cuttings are not guaranteed to root, but our Opuntia Planting Guide can help increase the success rate.
Unrooted / Bare Root
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Zone 7 (0F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Growth Habit / Shape
Winter Dormant Partial
Hard to Kill
Size of Cutting(s)
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 7 - 10
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