VI Plant Shop

Purple Cholla

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Name: Opuntia imbricata

Why we love it:  This hardy yet exotic-looking cactus grows into a large shrub in time. Rosy-purple flowers, followed by yellow fruits, appear in late spring once plants grow to about 60cm. This is a cold-tolerant cactus and hardy to zone 5. Height: 1.5M (5') Spread: 1.2M (4')

Light: This plant prefers full sun.

Water: Allow the plant to dry between watering. Do not overwater. 

Pet Friendly? Opuntia are non-toxic but spines can be painful.

Plants are sold in their nursery pots. Ceramic pots and baskets are sold separately.