Roller Coaster perfectly described the twists and turns of the leaves of this Opuntia hybrid. It is covered in thick white hairs and red protuberances. When exposed to full sun, the leaves will blush to a rosy red hue. Does most of its growth in summer months and so this is when it should be watered. Should be kept dry in winter.
Opuntia is native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Well drained soil in full sun.
Opuntia vestita x subulate
Syn: Austrocylindropuntia subulata cristata ‘Roller Coaster’
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21120
Found in Greenhouse,
Arrived bare root and so being protected in the greenhouse for a while.