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Eves Needle Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

 

Eve's Needle Cactus

Austrocylindropuntia subulata is a cactus which grows to 4 meters. The elongated, unsegmented branches are up to 50cm long. The stems are covered in bumps at the tip of which grows the areole producing up to four white spines, each between 5-8cm long.

 
plant Features
  • Eves Needle Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Eves Needle Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Eves Needle Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Eves Needle Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Eve's Needle Cactus

Latin name

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Eves Needle Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Eves Needle Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Eves Needle Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Eves Needle Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Eves Needle Cactus is 1.00meters x 4.00meters 1.00 M 4.00 M

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Austrocylindropuntia subulata is a cactus which grows to 4 meters. The elongated, unsegmented branches are up to 50cm long. The stems are covered in bumps at the tip of which grows the areole producing up to four white spines, each between 5-8cm long.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Austrocylindropuntia subulata will grow well in a general-purpose cactus mix. If you live in a hot, arid area, these plants can generally be planted outside, left alone, and enjoyed. If re-potting a purchased pot plant, ensure the soil is dry, then remove the pot and knock away the old soil. After treating any cuts with fungicide, place the cactus in a new pot and backfill it with potting soil. As with a new cutting, make sure not to water a newly repotted cactus for a brief period to avoid rotting its roots.

 
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