Opuntia bigelovii

Teddy Bear Cholla, Teddybear Cactus

The edible prickly pear and the infamous cholla are two distinct members of this diverse group of desert plants. They represent, respectively, the two halves of this genus -- plants with flat, broad joints, and those with cylindrical ones. Regardless, all Opuntias have many-petaled, showy flowers in yellow, white, orange, purple or red, and edible fruits. Need full sun and excellent drainage. Watch out for tufts of small bristles that dot the leaves.
Opuntia bigelovii, Teddy Bear Cholla, Teddybear Cactus
This tree-like cactus takes its name from its fuzzy look created by dense, red to pink spines with golden sheaths. Flowers in pale-green to yellow or white, striped with lavender. Grows wild in the hottest, driest deserts.

Attributes - Opuntia bigelovii

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 7 ft. 6 in.

Width: 7 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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