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Paper Spine Cactus
Scientific Name: Tephrocactus articulatus (Pfeiffer) Backeberg
Synonym: Opuntia glomerata, Opuntia turpinii, Tephrocactus turpinii, Tephrocactus strobiliformis, Tephrocactus glomeratus, Opuntia andicola, Tephrocactus andicolus, Cereus articulatus, Opuntia articulata, Opuntia strobiliformis
Family: Cactaceae
Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactus  articulatus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9, 11-24
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix, hardy to 15F (-9C) depending on the clone

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Argentina

Growth Habits: Succulent to 1 foot tall (30 cm)

Watering Needs: little or no water once established

Propagation: Cuttings, occasionally seeds

As Opuntia glomerata in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae

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