Cholla cutting

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Cut to order, you will receive one segment measuring at minimum 5”

  • Origin: Cholla Cacti belong to the Cylindropuntia genus and are native to the arid regions of North and South America.
  • Common Name(s): Cholla Cactus, Jumping Cholla.
  • Latin Name: Cylindropuntia spp.
  • General Care: The Cholla Cactus is a unique and visually striking cactus known for its segmented cylindrical stems. It thrives in well-draining soil and prefers full sun exposure. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Be cautious when handling, as the stems often have glochids (tiny, barbed spines) that can be irritating to the skin. Cholla Cacti are excellent additions to xeriscape gardens or as decorative accents in containers.
  • Growing Period: Cholla Cacti have a slow to moderate growth rate, with some species reaching heights of 5 to 15 feet.
  • Soil Recommendations: Use a well-draining cactus mix or add sand to regular potting soil to enhance drainage. Cholla Cacti are adapted to poor soils and can tolerate a range of soil conditions.
  • Hardiness Zones: Depending on the species, Cholla Cacti can be hardy in zones 8-11. However, many varieties are commonly grown as potted plants indoors.
  • Light Needs: Cholla Cacti thrive in full sun conditions. Provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth.
  • Pet Safety: While Cholla Cacti are not known to be highly toxic, it's best to keep them out of reach of pets due to their spines.

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