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Are these Cacti Prickly Pears?

Does anyone know what type of cacti these 2 are? Are they prickly pears or?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,710
    Not prickly pears. Prickly pears have large flat lobes like this.

  • I did think that, can’t seem to find what they are anywhere. :/ 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    They may be a type of opuntia but deformed because of lack of light. Are they kept at a window? what are there growing conditions like? how long have you had them?
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • They’re kept on a bedside table near the window. I’ve had the taller one for a couple of years and the smaller one maybe a year. They haven’t really changed much apart from growing taller.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,710
    Could it be Consolea rubescens?
     Common name road kill cactus as it looks like it has been flattened.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077
    edited June 2019
    Look like etiolated Opuntia ficus-indica to me ; too much water and too little light .
    fidgetbones ; never heard of 'road-kill cactus' :) ; sounds like something from a Disney cartoon !!
  • Paul B3 I water only when the soil is dry but I think i’ll move them to a South facing room to get more sun. Thank you!!
  •  Saw a rather large version of them today at the garden centre. The label just says ‘Cereus mix’. Thank you for everyone’s help in trying to identify them.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    A cactus that can drive! Now I've seen everything.  Where can I get one, I hate driving.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,077
    Definitely an Opuntia and not a Cereus ; these are arborescent (tree-like) species .
    The label saying 'The Klondyke Group' doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the accuracy of their labelling .
    Enjoy the plant all the same ! ;)
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