Spruce Cones

 

 

Tephrocactus articulatus

 

Cactaceae

 

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 2 ft high by 3 ft wide
Leaves
: n/a
Flowers
: Small, white or pink
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Gray-green, cylindrical segments that resemble spruce cones
Range/Origin
: Argentina
Hardiness
: USDA 8-10 , 10o F

Comments: Occasional spine that looks papery, but is actually quite stiff and sharp

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full to partial sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Cuttings (stem segments)

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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