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Eve's Needle, Cane Cholla
Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpfordt) Backeberg
Synonym: Opuntia subulata, Opuntia segethii, Maihueniopsis subulata, Opuntia exaltata, Cylindropuntia subulata, Cylindropuntia exaltata, Austrocylindropuntia exaltata, Pereskia subulata, Maihueniopsis exaltata
Family: Cactaceae
Eve's Needle, Cane Cholla (Austrocylindropuntia  subulata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: High elevations in Ecuador and Peru, 8000 to 12000 feet (2400 to 3600 m)

Growth Habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 13 feet tall (4 m), 10 feet in diameter (3 m); stems up to 20 inches long (50 cm); awl like leaves, up to 5 inches long (12 cm); 1 to 4 spines, up to 3.2 inches long (8 cm);

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, up to 2.4 inches long (6 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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