Opuntia basilaris ‘Caudata’


Not quite ready


Product Details


Turquoise pads with tints of purple that intensify in winter, then display brilliant carmine flowers in spring. Hardy to near zero or lower. Also called Compact Beaver Tail Cactus.

What You Receive

One order = one cactus pad SHIPPED UNROOTED

Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

CAUTION: Many Opuntia species have sharp spines, and all have small glochids - easily detached, hairlike bristles that can become loose in the box during shipping. For easy handling, see our Opuntia care guide.

Color - Primary


Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 4 (-30F)

Shipping info

  • Shipping Days: Monday, Tuesday
  • Same Week Shipping Cut-off: Tuesday 11:30AM PT
  • Delivery Days: Usually the following Thursday or Friday
  • Delivery Date Requests: Use the comments box during checkout
  • Why don't we ship every day? This schedule avoids weekend delays and helps us ensure the plants are delivered fresh

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