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Austrocylindropuntia vestita
Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia vestita (Salm-Dyck) Backeb.
Synonym: Opuntia teres, Tephrocactus heteromorphus, Cylindropuntia teres, Austrocylindropuntia teres, Opuntia vestita, Opuntia heteromorpha, Austrocylindropuntia chuquisacana, Opuntia chuquisacana, Cylindropuntia vestita
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Light frost only

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Bolivia, Northern Argentina

Growth Habits: Shrubby cactus; stems not segmented, up to 20 inches long, 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm); persistent leaves, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm); hairy areoles, with numerous fine spines

Watering Needs: Water with caution, rot-prone

Propagation: Cuttings

A monstrose form of this opuntioid is quite attractive and commonly seen in cultivation.

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, 1.4 inches long (3.5 cm), 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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