Opuntia microdasys is from the Cactaceae family and its native range is Mexico. It is usually low and much branched, in it's natural environment it can reach up to 1 metre high. Cladodes are covered in yellow glochids; when dislodged they can be very irritating to the skin so be careful when handling this plant.

 

Pot: 17cm diameter

Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.

 

Secrets to success

 

Temperature: Up to 38°C in summer and winter temperatures between  7-13°C - this will aid flowering.

 

Light: Bright direct light all year except winter, when this plant needs to be moved to a place with partial sun.

 

Watering: Water in spring and summer, allowing the substrate to dry out between waterings, do not water in winter.

 

Air humidity: Low humidity; 10-30%

 

Fertilising: Feed monthly during spring summer - dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.

 

Potting mix: A very fast draining cactus potting mix.

 

This plant is considered non-toxic, however glochids are irritating to the skin.

Opuntia microdasys

£35.00Price
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