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Austrocylindropuntia lagopus
Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia lagopus (K. Schum.) F. Ritter
Synonym: Opuntia malyana, Tephrocactus malyanus, Austrocylindropuntia malyana, Opuntia lagopus, Tephrocactus lagopus, Maihueniopsis lagopus
Family: Cactaceae
Austrocylindropuntia  lagopus
Austrocylindropuntia lagopus at Holly Gate Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Peru, northern Bolivia, above 10000 feet elevation 3000 m

Growth Habits: Sprawling succulent, cylindrical stem segments up to 6 inches long (15 cm), hairy; leaves up to 0.3 inch long (7 mm); Areoles hairy; glochids; 1 spine, up to 1 inch long (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Yellow, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm), followed by ovoid yellow fruits

Fruiting Habits:

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