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Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344

The Optunia I planted out a while ago has grown allot with winter protection and is forming multiple new pads! Thought I'd post this update as I know many people where interested at the time :) 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,166

    Gosh Ryan. I wouldn't have thought that Opuntia would grow in our climate. Great stuff!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • There are a number of Opuntias and other cacti which are fully hardy here, especially in milder areas. I have a Maihuenia poeppigii which has lived permanently outdoors with no protection at all, even in the very severe winters we had a few years ago. Not surprising really, as some cacti live wild in Canada or 10,000 feet up in the Andes.

  • Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344

    This one I found wild growing In France and I took a stem cutting.. Brought it back and it's rooted and I'm a big fan of it :) 

  • Rgardener1Rgardener1 Posts: 344

    Here is the optunia image

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