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Whipple Cholla
Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia whipplei (Engelm. & Bigel.) F.M.Knuth
Synonym: Opuntia whipplei
Family: Cactaceae
Whipple Cholla (Cylindropuntia  whipplei)
Cylindropuntia whipplei at the Wallace's collection in Phoenix in April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico)

Growth Habits: Tree-like cholla, slow growing up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), slender segments up to 6 inches long (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water


Whipple Cholla (Cylindropuntia  whipplei)

As Opuntia whipplei from Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae

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