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Elongated Opuntia - Plant

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Elongated Opuntia is a type of cactus which is drought tolerant and grows somewhat elongated.
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Description for Elongated Opuntia


Elongated Opuntia has an appearance with central elongated tubercles.
It is a cactus with mix type of thorns.
Leaves of this cactus may differ in shape.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Elongated Opuntia Not defined Not defined Not defined Easy to grow

Planting and care

Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day. Avoid excess organic contents in the soil. Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

Caring for Elongated Opuntia

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
  • Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept in indoors and growing in outside do mulching.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Elongated Opuntia

Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Its the appearance is appreciated by the various gardens.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/how-to-grow-care-your-cactus-and-succulent/3096
  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/want-to-grow-a-baby-succulent-from-the-parent-one/3108

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