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COLD HARDY CACTUS PADS
You will receive 1 cactus pad for you
PADS SHIP MAY
How to root is
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Opuntia basilaris "Art Combe"
Art Combe Cactus
Opuntia hybrid 'Champagne
Champagne colored flowers
Yellow Prickly Pear
Height: 15" Zone: 5-9 Light: sun Description: Very winter
hardy cactus with gorgeous yellow blooms in summer. Perfect for
a rock garden, container plant or conversation piece. Prefers
well-drained soil. Edible.
Opuntia Erinacea "Exquisite"
Lavender Pink Flowers
covered with super white spines.
Spiny Cat's Paws Cactus
Yellow flowers (Two pads)
Red Prickly Pear
Height: 15" Zone: 5-9 Light: sun Description: Bright red flowers
with bright yellow anthers, truly a unique color find. A very
winter-hardy cactus here in Ohio. Perfect for a rock garden,
container plant or conversation piece. Prefers well-drained
Wasatch Red Cactus
Plant the cutting in pure sand or a well-drained soil mixture
just deep enough to hold it upright. The soil mixture should
contain enough gravel, coarse sand, perlite, or pumice to ensure
good drainage. Test the drainage by running water through the
pot or rooting bed to be sure it drains quickly.
During cool or humid weather, cactus cuttings should be rooted
in an especially well-drained mixture of half coarse sand and
half soil or pure sand if you have it. Rooting is best
accomplished with some shade to prevent sunburn of the plant.
Cuttings in full sun will require more water and sunburn very
For cacti which crawl along the ground or that have long, thin
stems, place the cutting on top of the soil mix, sand or
directly on top of loose soil.
For prickly pears or chollas, or any other cactus that branches
freely, place the pad or stem in the soil or on its side, so
that new growth will be clean and upright.
WATER: Water immediately after planting and thereafter every
time the planting mix becomes totally dry. Never allow the
planting mix to remain totally dry for more than a few days.
The main reason for rooting failure is rot. This
is caused by too much water, especially in cool or humid months
when soil does not dry out quickly. In cool weather, it may not
be necessary to water the plant after the initial watering until
the weather begins to turn warm.
CHECK: Check for roots every two weeks by gently moving the
plant in the soil, using tongs or wearing gloves. If there is
strong resistance, the cutting is rooted. New growth is evidence
that rooting has occurred, but sudden swelling (turgor) of the
stem is better proof that water-absorbing roots are present. As
long as the cutting still contains moisture, and is not
diseased, it still has the potential to eventually make roots,
even if it is somewhat shriveled.