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Jumping Cholla, Coastal Cholla
Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia prolifera (Engelmann) F.M. Knuth
Synonym: Opuntia prolifera
Family: Cactaceae
Jumping Cholla, Coastal Cholla (Cylindropuntia  prolifera)
Cylindropuntia prolifera
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Pacific coast from southern California (USA) to central Baja California (Mexico)

Growth Habits: Shrubby or treelike cactus, up to 8 feet tall (2.5 m)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Cuttings


This common opuntia might be the result of an hybridization between Cylindropuntia alcahes and Cylindropuntia cholla.

Jumping Cholla, Coastal Cholla (Cylindropuntia  prolifera)

©Gary A. Monroe. Catalina Island, Los Angeles Co., CA. May 2, 2003

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