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PENCIL DESERT DIAMOND Opuntia kleiniae SALE
[CUTTINGS or]
$4.95 $3.95

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We've been asked to offer some more this year

ORGANIC GROWN

PENCIL CACTI

DESERT DIAMOND
OPUNTIA

Opuntia kleiniae
 

ONE LOT = ONE POUND PADS SHIPPING WEIGHT
Click Here For Large Photos

PLEASE NOTE:

All the cactus and seeds offered on these pages
are 'HOME GROWN' from cactus on my property
here in SW Arizona and NOT desert harvested.

DESCRIPTION:

YOU WILL RECEIVE 
SEVERAL LARGE 6-8" STEM CUTTINGS

OR

ONE WELL ROOTED MULTI ARM CACTI

BUYERS CHOICE - PER LOT
1 POUND SHIP WEIGHT - THAT'S A LOTA CACTUS!

OTHER INTERESTING INFO....

A common sight in Arizona gardens is the PENCIL - Opuntia kleiniae
Habitat is desert slopes, washes and flat areas from 1,000 to 4,000 feet. Good for use in desert gardens, hedges, wildlife gardens. Shrubby. Short trunk and may brow up to 6-1/2 ft high. Very slender, barely tuberculate, woody branches up to 16 inches long. Long and numerous close set joints up to three inches long growing almost at right angles. Often spineless, they usually have one spine, or sometimes two or three on the oldest part of the plant. Spines are light colored and up to 2 inches long, enclosed in a sheath which varies from off-white to yellowish to reddish brown. Sheath is very sharp and catches easily in any fairly soft object. Small round areoles with abundance of yellowish glochids and short white felt.

Small flowers are greenish or yellow, up to one inch wide. Fruit is globular, 3/8 inch long, red or yellow, and remains on stems throughout winter. Blooms along stems May and June. Has areoles able to produce new plants. Many varieties with different colored or shorter or longer spines, and brown glochids. Has the most slender stems of all southwestern chollas
 

 

NO LIMPY PADS!

WE DO YOU RIGHT!

INQUIRE FOR AVAILIBILITY

WE DON'T PLAY GAMES SHIPPING
 

THESE CUTTINGS OFFERED HERE ARE PADS FROM A GIANT 6 FOOT TALL - 10 FOOT WIDE 'GREAT GRANDMA' OF PRICKLY PEARS THAT HAS BEEN GROWING ON PROPERTY HERE IN THE DESERT "SINCE THE EARLY 1930's" THAT WE KNOW OF, AT ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DESERT HOMESTEADS

LOTS OF JELLY AND A BIT OF HOOTCH TOO!
PRICKLY PEAR WINE!
LOOKS LIKE MORE THIS YEAR!

PLEASE NOTE
WE ARE WAY OUT HERE IN DESERT AND USPS PRIORITY IS BEST OPTION FOR SHIPPING. IF I HAVE TO HUNT PARCEL POST PACKAGING, WAIT AROUND PO FOR WEIGHT VERIFICATION AND ADDED EXPENSES FOR PARCEL POST, COSTS WOULD BE ABOUT THE SAME AS PRIORITY AND PACKAGE WOULD BE SITTING AROUND USPS 4-7 DAYS LONGER.
WE DON'T SCRIMP IN PACKING THE BOX!
IF WEIGHT IS A LITTLE LIGHT OF NEXT POUND SHIPPING WEIGHT WE ADD ANOTHER SMALL CACTI AS GIFT AFTER ALL YOU ARE PAYING USPS BY POUND AND WE HAVE LOTS OF SMALL CACTI JUST WAITING FOR NEW HOMES.
 

 GUARANTEED TO GROW
THIS IS A FOOLPROOF CACTUS AS LONG AS YOU DON'T
 
DROWN IT OR FREEZE IT!

I HAVE HAD THESE PADS AND STALKS JUST LAYING ON GROUND FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND SPROUT 1/2" 'AIR ROOTS' IN THE DESERT.... 
COVER THEM WITH DIRT AND THE GO LIKE HECK.

 



Hardiness:
USDA: 8-11
Frost Tolerance:
Hardy to 5?F (-15?C), generally loses its leaves around 25?F (-4?C)
Sun Exposure:
Full sun to light shade
 

SHIPPING:
AVERAGE SHIPPING
2 MED PADS = 1- POUND -  $5.70

OTHER COMMENTS:
Mid Summer Blooming
Drought-tolerant - Suitable for Xeriscape


WATER REQUIREMENTS

Infrequent deep watering, little water, good drainage. Deep once a month during heat of summer to increase flowering.

MORE INFO AT SEE www.DESERTUSA.COM  or www.DAVESGARDEN.COM  GREAT SITE FOR SW PLANTS!

See from photos these were good & plump and wild bee/insect pollinated.. Photos of bees on photo site..

Seeds offered are from tree shown in photos.

SEE MY OTHER PAGES FOR OTHER CACTI AND OTHER DESERT ITEMS

NO TELLING WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS LOT!
YOU ALWAYS GET LUCKY & RECEIVE A DESERT BONUS WITH EVERY WUFSTUFF PURCHASE!

SUPRISES IN EVERY SHIPMENT!

I'M GIVING THE STUFF AWAY!
Locals know me as Lubo Loco! (Crazy Wuf) out here in the desert....
and they're partially right!... lol



COMBINED SHIPPING - NO PROBLEM!
ALL SHIPMENTS INCLUDE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION

WE DON'T WHACK YA ON THE SHIPPING! I'D RATHER YOU SPEND YOU HARD EARNED $ ON CACTUS THAN POSTAGE

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG AT THIS PRICE!
LIKE BUYING WHOLESALE!

Additional photos of these cacti available CLICK BELOW:

WufStuff Photo Pages

 

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 June, 2008.
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