Opuntia rubescens ‘Consolea’

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£24.50

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A wonderfully whacky Opuntia, otherwise known as ‘Road Kill Cactus’ owing to the large flat, thin pads.  It is a little different to what you might see on the side of the A24 but an entertaining name nonetheless!  This Opuntia will ultimately grow into a large shrub and you can expect beautiful yellow-orange flowers during the summer.  If you’re lucky, flowers may be followed but red fruits.  As you may expect, it’s not entirely hardy, tolerating temperatures down to around -3 however it is ideal for container growing and may be kept outside in a full sun position during the warmer months.  The pads are covered with small glochids (spines) which are a little uncomfortable so be careful when handling.  Be careful not to overwater, Opuntia require very little attention with just the occasional drink needed during hot spells.

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