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Cholla Cactus

Cholla Cactus

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Cholla (Cho-YA) Cactus | Cylindropuntia imbricata

Cylindropuntia imbricata, commonly known as Cholla Cactus, is a stunning desert plant characterized by its cylindrical, segmented stems adorned with sharp spines. This resilient and drought-tolerant cactus adds a touch of Southwestern charm to any xeriscape garden or succulent collection.

Plant Care Needs

• ☀️: Requires full sun exposure to thrive. Place in a location where it receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

• 💦: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water deeply but infrequently, approximately every 2-3 weeks during the growing season, and reduce frequency in winter.

• 🪨: Well-draining soil is essential for preventing root rot. Use a sandy or gravelly cactus mix amended with perlite or pumice for optimal drainage. We recommend our Tits & Grit Cacti & Succulent Soil Blend!

• 🌡️: Prefers warm temperatures between 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C). Protect from frost and freezing temperatures.

• ☁: Thrives in low humidity environments typical of desert climates. Avoid overly humid conditions to prevent fungal issues.

• ✂: Can be propagated from stem cuttings or by collecting and planting seeds. Take care when handling stem segments due to the sharp spines.

• ⚖: Low maintenance once established. Suitable for experienced gardeners familiar with desert plant care.

• 💭:

  • Handle with care to avoid contact with the sharp spines, which can cause irritation or injury.
  • Avoid overhead watering to prevent water from settling in the joints and causing rot.
  • Fertilize sparingly with a balanced cactus fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing in winter.
  • Prune dead or decaying segments as needed to maintain the plant’s shape and health.
  • Keep an eye out for signs of pests such as scale insects or mealybugs, and treat promptly if detected.
  • Cholla Cactus may produce vibrant blooms in spring or summer, adding an extra dimension of beauty to its already striking appearance.
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