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Sour Prickly Pear

Sour Prickly Pear

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Sour Prickly Pear | Consolea rubescens | Road Kill Cactus | Coral Cactus

Consolea Rubescens, also known as the Coral Cactus or Mottled Coral Cactus, is an eye-catching cactus that adds a touch of elegance to any indoor garden. With its unique coral-like branches and mottled green and pink coloring, this plant makes a striking focal point in any space. Whether displayed on a windowsill or as part of a succulent arrangement, Consolea Rubescens brings a sense of intrigue and beauty to your home or office decor.

Plant Care Needs

• ☀: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Can tolerate some direct sunlight, particularly in the morning or late afternoon, but avoid prolonged exposure to intense sun.

• 💦: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Water sparingly, as overwatering can lead to root rot. Reduce watering in winter when the plant is dormant.

• 🪨: Well-draining cactus or succulent potting mix is essential. Use a mixture of perlite, sand, and potting soil for optimal drainage. We recommend our Tits & Grit Cacti & Succulent Soil Blend!

• 🌡️: Prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

• ☁: Adaptable to normal indoor humidity levels but thrives in low humidity. Avoid high humidity, as it can lead to fungal issues.

• ✂: Can be propagated from stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a few days, then plant them in well-draining soil and water sparingly until roots develop.

• ⚖: Moderate maintenance. Suitable for indoor gardeners with some experience.

• 💭:

  • Rotate the plant regularly to ensure even growth and prevent leaning towards the light source.
  • Consolea Rubescens is toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
  • Prune the coral-like branches occasionally to maintain the desired shape and size of the plant.
  • Monitor the plant for signs of pests, such as mealybugs or scale insects, and treat promptly with insecticidal soap if necessary.
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