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sambucussam

Found my love for plants in 2013, learning loads everyday. Love it. Only got a balcony so its lots of pots.

Opuntia Subulata Montrose

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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sambucussam

Help me identify this plant. I bought it with two prickly cactus, dont know what it is. 👍

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mich

Hi Sam it's called Crassula tetragona or the easy version miniature pine tree 😊

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sambucussam

Ok @mich I will look it up. Thanks. 😊👍

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brightcolours

#crassula #crassulatetragona

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sambucussam

@succulentsplants can you identify this plant? I dont think its crassula tetragona. Thankyou. 👍😊

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succulentsplants

Doesn't be a Crassula, is a cactus, I know more of succulents that cactus, I'm sorry @sambucussam

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icedance

Hi Sam wondering if it might be Austrocylindropuntia subulata .. bit of a mouthful !

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richard.spicer.7906

I would agree with @icedance - I used to have one of these as a kid, although they were once classified as Opuntia subulata - my little DK book of cacti has it as an Opuntia but looking online it appears the Genus has changed recently.

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sambucussam

👍😊Thanks @icedance @richard.spicer.7906 looked online and its exactly that. Brill. 👍😊🌵

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sambucussam

Hi @richard.spicer.7906 I looked up this plant and it says it grows massive. I bought it in the same little pot with two other small cactus hoping it would stay small. Could this be a dwarf variety. I hope so. 👍😊

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icedance

Hi @sambucussam & @richard.spicer.7906 I noted the eventual height in a pot inside you should be able to keep it within bounds and enjoy for a few years it's a very attractive Cacti 🌵 wondering if the powers that be have just bitten the bullet and given it back it's full botanical rather than a shortening? It doesn't look like it's been re classified as with some Aster recently

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Muzz67

Hi Sam I tagged you on my picture of my Austrocylindropuntia subulata f. monstrosa or eve's needle cactus or also known as christmas tree cactus .Think it might be like yours ? 😆

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