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Opuntia prolifera

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Opuntia prolifera
Opuntia prolifera
Opuntia prolifera
Opuntia prolifera

Species Name: Opuntia prolifera
Common Name: Coastal cholla

Beautiful magenta flowers bloom in spring. Great for a desert garden. Needs good drainage.

Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Upright and jointed
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to infrequent
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Magenta
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Joshua tree woodland, creosote scrub

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