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Opuntia basilaris

Beavertail Cactus.

We currently do not grow this plant.

A small well behaved cactus that grows in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Native from Ridgecrest area to Utah and S. to Mexico. Give sun and little or no water. Very difficult in clay soils, acid soils, shade or areas of Conifer forests. Best in very fast draining soils and full sun.

Opuntia basilaris tolerates sand.

Opuntia basilaris's foliage type is evergreen.
Opuntia basilaris's flower color is violet.
Opuntia basilaris's fruit is edible.

Communities for Opuntia basilaris:Creosote Bush Scrub and Joshua Tree Woodland.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 6 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.40
width[m]: 0.10 to 0.40
rainfall[cm]: 20.00 to 50.00

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