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Opuntia brachyclada hybrid

Common Name(s): Beavertail Cactus

Opuntia brachyclada is a synonim of Opuntia basilaris. It has green pads
It is a smaller prickly pear cactus, and it will 
often start blooming when it has only two pads. The plant can withstand temperature -15º C ( 5° F).

Opuntia brachyclada hybrid not rooted pad

$ 2.00 USD New price $1.50. 

Not rooted pads can be planted directly in soil in the depth of 1/3 of the size of the pad. After 4 to 5 weeks you can see new grows.


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Below you can find the detailed description of the species Opuntia brachyclada

Family: Cactaseae

Scientific Name: Opuntia brachyclada

Synonym(s): basilaris var. brachyclada

Common Name(s): Beaver-tail Cactus    

Origin: Southwest USA (ArizonaCaliforniaNevada) from 200 to 3000 feet elevation (60 to 900 m), northwestern Mexico (northern Baja California and northern Sonora)

Conservation Status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list1B.2(rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere). 7th Edition / 8th Edition

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 7-10

Etymology: The genus name "Opuntia" refers to a Greek name used by Pliny for a diverse plant which grew in the region of the town of Opus in Greece.
 Succulent to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 4 feet spread (1.2 m); green or slighly purplish segments 3.2 to 5.6 inches long (8-14 cm), 1.6 to 4 inches wide (4-10 cm), glabrous or slightly pubescent; slightly pleated during the dry season; areoles, many with white or brown wool and brownish glochids; occasional spine in the upper areoles, or spineless.

The Beaver-tail Cactus is a smaller prickly pear cactus, and it will often start blooming when it has only two pads. Beware that the glochids (these little barbed bristles organized in clusters) can penetrate the skin.
In the wild, its principal range is limited to the Mojave-Colorado desert

Spines: Usually spineless, if a few spines are present they are confined to the upper rim of the pad.

Areolas: Numerous with white or brown wool (3 mm of diameter), filled with brownish-reddish clustered bristles 3mm long (glochids).

Flowers: The beaver tail cactus has 2.6-3 inches wide (6-7 cm), fuschia colored flowers in March-April. The spineless fruit is dry when ripe. The seeds are 0.24 to 0.4 inch in diameter (6-10 mm)

Fruits: Spinelessglobular to obovate 4cm long. Tan grey and dry at maturity, areoles 24–76 usually puberulentThe fruits can be cooked, as well as the pads.

Seeds: Large, rounded, smooth, cream colored, 0.5 to 1cm in diameter

Habitat: Grows in very arid plains and valleys (rainfall mostly in winter from 200 to 500 mm/year) in sandy or rocky soils with a basic pH (Ranges 6 to 8), from sea level to 1300m

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Water Needs: little or no water once established, in its natural distribution area, it receives mostly winter rains.

Cultivation: Best in very fast draining mineral soils this plant is very rot prone, needs little water once established, avoid acid soils rich in humus or clayeyTolerates sand. Keep dry in winter.
Frost ToleranceHardy to -5°: Sun Exposure
They need maximum light exposure in full sun. Avoid shadow. Handle with precautions to avoid the prickly glochids, besides the blue pruina that cover the cladodes may be allergenic for same people.

Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 7.8

Min Temperature:

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0°F (-18°C)

Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings Allow cut urface to callous over before planting From seed; direct sow after last frost 

Seed Collecting:


Psychoactivity: Opuntia basilaris is a psychedelic plant containing 0.01% mescaline and 4-hydroxy-3-5-dimethoxyphenethylamine.[1]

Several species from this large Genus Opuntia is used as an add-mixture to ayahuasca by several South American Indian tribes. A common type of Cacti, it grows naturally from Southern Canada, in the North, to the strait of Magellan in the South and has spread through introduction all over the world. 

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