Opuntia basilaris

Beavertail Cactus

Plant family: Cactaceae - Cactus

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Plant type: Succulent

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Pink, Violet
Blooming Season Spring
Height 1-2 feet, 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

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Sand

Special Characteristic

Edible

Plant Highlights

As average temperatures rise let us introduce you to a plant that loves the heat and more! Beavertail cactus is a desert dweller that thrives in the toughest conditions; from heat to frost! Add to that its large, attractive pink to violet flowers and you have a real winner! It does best in full sun with little to no water. Provide fast draining sandy and rocky soil. The fruit on this cactus is edible so it makes a great choice for a bird garden, a desert or rock garden.

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