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Cactii spp.

Cactus

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cactii spp.
Principal Common Name Cactus
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description This is a group of succulent plants that generally do not have leaves. Instead they are modified stems in the shape of cylinders, pads or joints that usually have spines. The modified stems hold water and help the plant survive severe drought. Generally the flowers large and very brightly colored. Often the fruit is colorful and sometimes edible.
General Comments This group of plants has a very wide range and it is best to know the type of cactus before trying understand specific care.
Origin
Nativity Americas
Height Range 2 - 0 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Blue-green : Bright Green : Dark Green : Gray-Green : Light Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy
Form Cactus
Flower Color Gold : Lavender : Orange : Pink : Purple : Red : Yellow
Flower Time
Months
Ease of Growing Easy : Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Dry : Loam : Moist : Rich : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Form : Shape : Texture : Thorns

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