Tephrocactus strobiliformis 6.5cm
Tephrocactus strobiliformis (A.Berger) Backeb. in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth
Συνώνυμα: Tephrocactus articulatus var. strobiliformis (A.Berger), Opuntia strobiliformis A.Berger
Origin and Habitat: Western Argentina
Description: Segmented succulent slowly growing up to up to 30 cm.
Cultivation and Propagation: It is easy to grow but usually couldn’t get very tall. It is fairly cold resistant and hardy to -9°C depending on the clone. Needs full sun (with insufficient illumination stems get thinner as a result of the lack of sun). The main growing period is spring. It might produce some new segments in the autumn too. Needs good drainage.
Note: The little glochids at the areoles are quite a nuisance, and it is best to use gloves to handle this plant.