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Lengua de Vaca, Nopal de Culebra
Scientific Name: Opuntia decumbens Salm-Dyck
Synonym:
Family: Cactaceae
Lengua de Vaca, Nopal de Culebra (Opuntia  decumbens)
Opuntia decumbens
Sun Exposure:

Origin: Southern Mexico down to Costa Rica

Growth Habits: Sprawling prickly pear cactus, up to 20 inches tall, each pad up to 7 inches long (18 cm), 4 inches wide (10 cm)

Watering Needs:

Propagation:


Lengua de Vaca, Nopal de Culebra (Opuntia  decumbens)

Lengua de Vaca, Nopal de Culebra (Opuntia  decumbens)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers with a tinge of red, 2 inches long (5 cm), followed by pear-shaped purplish fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

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