Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Cylindropuntia imbricata

Opuntia imbricata

Shrubby tree cholla found throughout the SW and lower Great Plains.  Can grow to 10ft. tall. Magenta flowers.

Cylindropuntia kleiniae

Grows in the limestone flats of the Chihuahuan desert. Low spine cactus, shrubby, can form woody trunks. Will grow 3 to 4 ft tall, can spread wide.

Cylindropuntia spinosior

Compact, tree-like cholla to 6 feet tall and wide. Purple flowers. Grows in dry grasslands. The dried wood caness make for good long straight walking sticks.

Red spines fade to grey as they age.

Denmoza rhodacantha

Globose, 12″ x 4ft. tall. Variable spine color from red to brown to gray. Bright red tubular flowers.

Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. fitchii

Found among the brushland along the Rio Grande in South Texas. Listed as Endangered. Branches basally. Stems will get to 16 inch high by 4″ across. Fragrant magenta flowers.

Echinocereus subinermis

Bluish green cylindrical body with short spines and prominent yellow flowers. Protect from frost.

Echinocereus viridiflorus

Classic chartreuse green flowered small hedgehog cactus. Cylindrical stems to 3″ diameter, can get up to 8″ tall.