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Chenille Prickly pear
Scientific Name: Opuntia aciculata Griffiths
Synonym: Opuntia lindheimeri var. aciculata, Opuntia engelmannii var. aciculata
Family: Cactaceae
Chenille Prickly pear (Opuntia  aciculata)
Picture taken mid-June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, northwestern Mexico

Growth Habits: Succulent to 3 foot tall (90 cm)

Watering Needs: little or no water once established

Propagation: Cuttings

The species name "aciculata" comes from the Latin for "covered with small pins (that were used for headdress)".

Chenille Prickly pear (Opuntia  aciculata)

Chenille Prickly pear (Opuntia  aciculata)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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