Opuntia monacantha variegata 'Variegated Joseph's Coat'

$3.99
SKU:
CA5981

Product Details

Highlights

Opuntia monacantha variegata 'Variegated Joseph's Coat': Prickly pear cactus with interesting green and creamy white variegation, sometimes flushed with pink. The pad-like stems of this cactus create offshoots and stack up if given room to grow. Use caution when handling sharp spines. This plant is drought tolerant, but does need full sun and excellent drainage to thrive. Due to variegation, it will only tolerate short, light frosts.

CAUTION: Opuntia species have fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They will pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs when handling.

This cactus variety will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Full Cactus Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

White

Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Maximum Rosette Size

Over 8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Growth Habit / Shape

Shrub

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Variegated

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