Cylindropuntia tunicata

SKU: MYBG-CACT-CYLI-CYTU
filler
Rs.450
Pot size: 3"

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

Water Requirement

Once a Week

Genus

Opuntia

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

C. tunicata is a densely-branched shrub growing to 3 m wide. The easily-detached stems are 5 to 25 cm long by 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide.

Opuntia tunicata

Family

Cactacaea

Native

Mexico

Description

C. tunicata is a densely-branched shrub growing to 3 m wide. The easily-detached stems are 5 to 25 cm long by 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide. The areoles have 5 to 12 white to yellow spines which nearly obscure the stems. The specific epithet tunicata refers to the very large, loose spine sheaths. The flowers are greenish-yellow with yellow filaments, green to reddish styles, and greenish-yellow stigmas. The fruits are yellow or yellow-green, often reddish, and pulply. The fruits are sparsely-spined to spineless and are usually sterile.

Environment

A slow growing species,this plant needs regular watering during summers and should be kept dry during winters. A sun loving variety, it grows and glows better under full sun.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, grass lands, landscapes.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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