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10 hours ago, teddytn said:

@Meangreen94z that sunset opuntia shot!!! Even showing some winter stress down there? 

San Angelo has probably seen mid teens atleast this year. February 2021 it got down to -1°F(-18.3°C)

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Ever see Opuntia robusta? Each pad is 2 ft wide - a truly giant prickly pear.

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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On 3/9/2022 at 8:41 PM, aztropic said:

Ever see Opuntia robusta? Each pad is 2 ft wide - a truly giant prickly pear.

 

aztropic

Mesa, Arizona

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I had one, I thought I had moved it in during our 2021 freeze but it seems to have disappeared. They aren’t extremely hardy unfortunately.

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Geez that Opuntia robusta needs a bigger pot, that’s huge!

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Corpus Christi, TX, near salt water, zone 9b/10a! Except when it isn't and everything gets nuked back to the stone age of zone 8.

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In some areas around here the Opuntia engelmannii v. linguiformis have become a feral pest. Many of these areas are so dense with this species they are worse than cholla thickets (mainly Cylindropuntia fulgida) and have pushed out the native prickly pears. This area in Texas looks much more tame.

Another similar feral pest here, but not as bad is Opuntia microdasys v. rufida.

Hi 79˚, Lo 54˚

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Tom Birt - Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

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12 minutes ago, teddytn said:



 

Opuntia sulphurea

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Is that $25.00  ..or $75.00 on the pot.. ( Hopefully $25, lol )

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22 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Is that $25.00  ..or $75.00 on the pot.. ( Hopefully $25, lol )

$75 for 7” clay pot….definitely gonna sit there for a while lol

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Opuntia and all the tropical cacti are my favorites.  For the Opuntia, I prefer the ones without long spines, those little prickles are bad enough.

Those below are in pots, 'cause there ain't any more room on the GROUND!

 

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5 minutes ago, Darold Petty said:

Can you tell us something about the stone building ?   Thanks

Sure. It was built by the CCC using limestone and other rock from the immediate area. Some of it was rock that they cleared from the cavern in the process of creating Longhorn Cavern State Park. Here are a few more pictures of their work and the cavern.

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The local native Opuntia, on the shore of Oso bay. 
 

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Corpus Christi, TX, near salt water, zone 9b/10a! Except when it isn't and everything gets nuked back to the stone age of zone 8.

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Possibly a variation of Opuntia aciculata with spines. Growing in the wild near Comstock, Texas , about 200 miles north of their known range near Laredo.file.php?id=82097file.php?id=82096file.php?id=82095file.php?id=82094

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Some padded goodies I saw at my favorite nursery yesterday. 
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Went back to the nursery today because well I’m obsessed :D Missed a few yesterday. 
opuntia? varigata, looked completely spineless and at least mostly glochidless61D2E77A-3B3D-43FA-B488-C46D491158A9.thumb.jpeg.1efb887c12fdd3d8b9c45713b76127f4.jpeg8E138AEB-F3B5-4C9D-A32D-0F1247C98BB7.thumb.jpeg.303b527134922e67da64f22945ce904d.jpegopuntia camanchica, def. New one to me58DAA73C-6A12-4BC4-B4C6-1F02EA6FDDF4.thumb.jpeg.d59d4772cbcc798679cfc27f728684f4.jpeg98829C17-ACCF-4B2A-BA3B-1165E7E7AA0C.thumb.jpeg.e44e3d84ccfebe0a95a6d948ebe3e7a1.jpegOpuntia macrocentra, whole reason I went back, bought this one.29F7B6E0-1332-4FFA-83AD-848DC352635D.thumb.jpeg.92a1ae836c2fa3fb8bb25572da9308cd.jpeg6B3CDDA1-DAC5-4E46-BE05-C168F65220AF.thumb.jpeg.ee92d79cf923d95bc39866fbdc85e81b.jpeg

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7 hours ago, amh said:

@teddytn A word of advice, do not grow Cylindropuntia kleiniae or Cylindropuntia leptocaulis. You will be removing glochids in perpetuity.

Too late, some dumbass keeps planting everything he can get his hands on, I’ll have a word with him later…:floor:3EBF2DBF-4776-4913-90BF-510CCC619BBD.thumb.jpeg.13c647d9d6196ef3416d827ec8c7f818.jpeg

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I'm currently growing O. ficus-indica and O. robusta from seed to try them outside. I have another Opuntia planted out in the garden but idk what kind it is. Can somebody identify? To me they are often very hard to tell apart.

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2023 High 19.5°C Low -3.9°C

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They look like a form of Opuntia macrorhiza

Hi 54˚, Lo 28˚

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Tom Birt - Casas Adobes - NW of Tucson since July 2014

formerly in the San Carlos region of San Diego

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21 hours ago, Tom in Tucson said:

They look like a form of Opuntia macrorhiza

Hi 54˚, Lo 28˚

Thanks! I just googled it and you're probably right.

2023 High 19.5°C Low -3.9°C

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