Pencil Cholla Cactus, sometimes called Diamond Cholla, is a member of the Cylindropuntia family, and is a hardy species, grows vertically, and branches out. , low growing fantastic low-growing, spreading cacti. It appreciates full sun, and sandy or gravelly alkaline soils. it can attain a height of 5 feet.
All cuttings are harvested from plants grown on our growing grounds in the Mojave Desert, which assures you aren't supporting the widespread practice of poaching. (Poaching is harvesting plants that are growing wild, and all American species of cacti are protected from harvesting by law.) Cactus poaching is a wide-spread, serious problem.
Cylindropuntia ramosissima tolerates reflected heat, as well as below freezing temperatures. It blooms with a small, green to yellow flower.
Pencil Cholla requires almost no water once established, but a few deep soaks in the hottest months will encourage faster growth. All cuttings are least two years of age when harvested.
This is an un-rooted cutting, and is shipped without soil. You will receive at least 3 segments.
***PLEASE NOTE!!! Cuttings are not taken from the parent plant until you place your order. Harvested cacti requires several days to "callus over" prior to shipping. If the cut end is not completely dry, your pad could mold during transit. ***
A California Department of Agriculture Intrastate seal is included on your package, which insures that you're purchasing your cacti from a reliable, licensed source.